Best products to jazz up your garden in time for summer socialising

Ready to jazz up your outdoor space (Picture:

It might not feel like it, considering all the rain, but it is indeed summer.

This means that, once the weather settles into a more reliable routine, it’s the perfect time to give your outdoor space a refresh.

Sure, we’re slowly easing back in to indoor socialising, but when temperatures rise, why wouldn’t you take things outdoors?

Don’t fear if your garden isn’t looking guest-ready.

Ahead, we’ve pulled together the best buys to nab this week.

Cage for the crop


Guard your harvest (haxnicks)

If you’re growing fruit, it’s time to think about netting them to protect your harvest from pests and hungry birds. Haxnicks’ steel fruit cage is a really good size, one of the best value ones we’ve found and perfect for first-time fruit growers.

Buy for £72.49 from

Pretty in pink

Plant pot Homesense

Pretty for plants (Picture: Homesense)

We love this pretty tin plant pot, a steal from Homesense.

Buy for £7.99 from (in-store only).

Rock a great chair

Tokyo rocking chair and stool Dobbies

Sleek style (Picture: Dobbies)

What could be more relaxing on a hot summer’s day than a garden rocking chair? A rocking chair and a foot stool, that’s what.

Buy for £399 from

Novel nest

The Bird Nest Egg Wilko

A home for feathered friends

A contemporary home for your feathered friends? Well, at least it will look stylish in your modern garden!

The Bird Nest Egg has interchangeable entry holes (for different species) and the back slides off for cleaning each season.

Buy for £10 from

Goodness for the garden

The Lawn Association?s True Garden range

Restore your lawn

The Lawn Association’s True Garden range of fertilisers and soil conditioners are specifically tailored for your different garden needs, from True Grass for lawns and True Bloom for flower beds, pots and hanging baskets, to True Yield for vegetable plots, fruit trees and bushes.

Buy for £16.99 from

All in good twine

Oak twine stand and cutter-in-one National Trust

Keep your growers in line with twine

Keep tying sweet peas onto their poles as they grow to stop them becoming wayward, our favourite oak twine stand and cutter-in-one means you snip lengths of twine with one hand.

Buy for £21.99 from

Heavenly hammock

Bali Fan Hammock Oliver Bonas

Pure bliss

We’re longing to lounge around in this gorgeous Blue & White Fan Print Hammock.

Buy for £145 from

Leaf it out

Kent & Stowe Ultimate Leaf Rake Dobbies

Tidy up stray leaves

Trees such as eucalyptus and evergreen oak shed their old leaves as they put on new growth in summer, so it’s time to start raking (especially as the eucalyptus oil can damage your grass). Kent and Stowe’s Ultimate Leaf Rake scoops up 30 inches of leaves in one sweep.

Buy for £12.99 from

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