Finally! More and more days are drenched in sunshine than in drizzle. Hooray. We can get out in the garden and relish some warm fresh air. The jewel colours of spring flowers have suddenly made a very welcome appearance. The grass is lush, green and freshly mowed. Delicate buds and leaves are bursting forth from every shrub, hedge and tree. Sunny days make us all feel more positive, warm our bones and, in Husband and my case, mean we can finally entertain friends again. Until the builders have been and gone, we only have one tiny table that four can squeeze around – downsizing meant we auctioned our 12-seater. We’ve decided to do alfresco with attitude and so I’ve been looking for stylish outdoor furniture:
First off has to be a table and chairs. Rather like the look of this Melrose slatted table and chairs made out of sustainable wood. The fact that it’s reduced from £699 to £559.20 is attractive too. Available in Grey or Natural, the price includes two armchairs and four stacking chairs. Another bonus is that you can get this furniture delivered free to your home, when the delivery team will unpack, assemble and remove all the packaging for you.
If we’re lucky, we’ll enjoy a long hot summer this year and so I’ve also got my eye on this square parasol. £75. Made from water-repellent polyester offering UV sun protection, equivalent to a UV rating of upf50+, this one has a durable coated metal frame and pole. Bases are sold separately from £29.50. You need some shade when you’re sipping ice cold rose…
Am wondering if I can find a shady spot for this very pretty filigreed metal bench shown here in Sage green, which is supplied with a matching water repellent cushion. Also available in Cream or Grey. On special offer at £103.20.
As we are lucky enough to have a sun trap at the back of our cottage, this durable table with a couple of matching chairs would look brilliant there. Available in Teal, Bright Green or Grey, £99 for the table and £119 for a set of two chairs.
Might treat myself to a set of these leaf print side plates – so pretty (£14). Tea and Madeira cake anyone?
And when the sun sets we can light a candle in this beaded lantern (£29.50) for instant atmosphere and keep the evening chill at bay with a Fire Pit/BBQ combo (£79.20 reduced from £99).
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