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Edward Hayes lights up eight metre tower for Christmas

Edward Hayes in front of his tower Image copyright Wales News Service
Image caption Edwards Hayes spent £200 on the lights

A businessman who built an eight metre (26ft) tall tower in his garden out of old office desks has given it a festive look for Christmas.

Edward Hayes, 71, built the flower-filled tower earlier this year, but has now covered it in 110 metres of lights.

His flowers have been put in the greenhouse for winter.

Mr Hayes said: "I'm just a Christmas kind of guy and I thought 'what better way to celebrate the festive period than to decorate my tower?'"

The former owner of an office supplies company moved his 2,000 geraniums and fuchsias into a greenhouse when the winter set in.

Semi-retired Mr Hayes added: "My wife loves the lights but hated watching me going up and down the tower decorating it. She had to close the curtains every time.

"It will be a big Christmas tower in the winter and a flower tower in the summer."

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