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Garden essentials

17 May 2018


With the RHS Chelsea Flower Show just around the corner (which runs from the 22nd to the 26th May) it's time to think about kitting out your garden this summer with all the essential gear. From practical outdoor dining sets to stylish finishing touches, we highlight an edited selection of the must-have items to step into the open with. 


Whether you're green-fingered or not, if you have a garden then it's a great space to utilise during the summer months. Leave the lawnmower in the shed, though, and instead reach for the parasol.

That's right, we're not talking about garden tools, we're encouraging the finer side of 'gardening', the rest and relaxation aspect.

From full outdoor sets right down to the details that make a difference, we have created a shortlist of handy, and stylish, items that you won't want to be without this summer.



Lounge set


Proving that garden furniture can be trendy, we rather like the Garden Essentials Zanzibar range, designed by Charles Bentley, with its clean lines and contemporary appearance.

Light to manoeuvre and highly durable, each piece has been tested to withstand sub zero temperatures, not that we don't have faith in the British summer, of course.

Banish those old plastic seats and choose from both a sofa and single seat design.


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Recline in comfort


Lots of space? Why not invest in an outdoor couch, after all, what could be more appealing than lying outdoors in the sun? This Monaco Living Garden Set has cushion pads that could rival even the most sumptuous of indoor sofas. Better still, it arrives fully assembled, so no messing around with the toolkit. Just jump on and enjoy. 


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Mood lighting


Outdoor lighting can be both fun and sophisticated. There are various ways to style up some outdoor illumination. You can either opt for festoon lighting, similar to fairy lights, or choose from a range of individual hanging solar lanterns. Why not try mixing both together for maximum impact?


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Dinner delights


Entertain in the best possible style this summer with outdoor dinnerware to impress the guests. Clever, shatterproof melamine tableware will ensure there are no careless breakages. We think this is a particularly good option if there are children involved. Choose from different styles, including this on-trend marble-effect set. There's even a sharing plate fro dips and crisps. Another delicious reason to dip in to outdoor dinnerware.


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