What is more environmentally friendly than recycling sunlight?
Open any horticultural catalogue or magazine, and fashionable solar lights will shine to you.
But before you get your credit card, it's worth reading.
"Solar lighting is a minefield full of misunderstandings, misconceptions and exaggerations," says Adrian Williams, a technician at International Solar Technologies.
"People think they can illuminate the whole garden with solar energy.
If they want a pool of light, they have to stick to the power supply.
"David Taylor of GardenGadgets, which has been importing solar lamps since 1998, agrees.
"The key is to remember that they are decorative, not functional.
It's better to be one meter. -