This is it - this is our summer, so let's make the most of it. Before you know it we'll all be back in the lingerie department of M'n'S stocking up on an Autumn/Winter tights supply, so let's embrace what we've been given right now. Even if our summers can be a little unpredictable and bucket down with rain at a moment's notice, it's still a great idea to throw a barbecue, don your favourite al-fresco outfit and slap on the factor 30 (although perhaps factor 8 will do - my London-based friend messaged me yesterday and got it spot on: 'Just gone to Manchester for the day. I'm dressed for the Bahamas but alas it's a little chilly and the weather feels more like, well, Manchester. But I'm going to gloss over that - pass the Pina Colada...'.
So, to inspire you to feel the warm glow of summer too and get the cucumbers and strawberries all cubed up for a Pimm's outside, here's a few great garden buys that have caught my eye this week...
Time out for two: Day bed garden furniture with canopy from Homebase (above)
Cherish some quality you time: Hanging chair with cushion from Homebase (below)
Foods up: Summer dining with Jme (below)
Relight my fire - perfect for the evening: Premier Firepit with cooking grid and mesh cover and Premier Brazier with ash tray...
There are some lovely garden shopping promotions at ACHICA this week including Premier Garden, Jamie Oliver Al Fresco and Outside In. Check them out here
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Emily Peck, Editor
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