Get your patio ready for spring

Gardening season has now officially kicked off, which means it’s time to make a hot cuppa, slap on some gardening gloves and step outside. With spring just around the corner, our green fingers are itching and we can’t wait to enjoy the fresh air. Think birdsongs, blossoms and blue skies…

How about you – are you outdoor-ready? Whether you have a small garden, a patio or a balcony, it’s never too early to pave the way for warmer weather. Have you had a chance yet to visit our online Garden Room?  From well-considered furniture to statement decor, you’ll find style in spades there!

Here’s a round-up of some of our favourites…

Make your space your own

Ready to step up the comfiness? Whether you’re engrossed in a book or lounging with friends, make life al fresco as relaxing as possible this year. And what better way to unwind then than with one of the best chairs in town? Of course, we’re talking about the Holly Folding Cocoon Egg Chair from Innovators!

Once you try it, you’ll know exactly why it’s so coveted. Not only does it look amazing, most importantly, it’s comfy – we mean ultra-comfy! It has a lovely spring and gentle sway to it, while the cocoon-shaped design nestles you in and soothes you, rocking you into your Sunday mornings.

Sink into luxury with the cushion and soak in the sun outside, or bring the chair inside for a moment of meditation in the conservatory. When winter comes around , the chair’s smart fold-up design makes for easy storage. You can flatten the chair in an instant and slide it behind the bikes in the shed. Want to keep the chair out? This Water-Resistant Cover from Innovators will protect it in all weathers.

Express your style

Comfort maximised, we’re turning our attention to decor. That is, the perfect finishing touch to give your patio a tropical feel reminiscent of sunny holidays… Check out this Textured Botanical Indoor & Outdoor Rug from Nourison.

Look at that gorgeous layered leaf design. This eye-catching rug can easily be transitioned from the living room to the garden (or vice-versa), but wherever you place it, you’ll instantly feel it lift the surrounding and tie everything together in exotic style. A must-have piece in your oasis!

Your garden of Eden 

Plant power can never be overlooked, which is why we say, go forth and plant! Vibrant blooms will bring your space to life (literally), and you don’t have to own a huge garden either. For a luscious measure of colour and variety, look no further that this Garden Ready Plants collection from Plants2Gardens.

Featuring begonias, geraniums, petunias and more, you’ll love the finished effect these beautiful blooms offer to your beds and containers. This swoon-worthy collection is available on Advanced Order, which means you can get ahead of the rest and secure your flowers. They’ll be delivered to you in May, garden-ready and there for you to plant right out!

Or how about sunflowers? These Sunflower Sunsation young plants from de Jager will bring sunshine into your outdoor space even when it’s gloomy! Just plant them in this elegant Gold Basket Effect Planter from Home2Garden for a sumptuous display.

A true classic loved by all, they’ll be a warming, welcome addition to any patio, balcony or garden. You might want to put on your sunglasses and turn up The Beatles. Here comes the sun!

Let’s grow together

Patio season is upon us, so good luck with all your planning for the year. We hope some of these ideas may have offered some inspiration, but be sure to check out the rest of our plants selection, which includes annuals, perennials, flowering shrubs and more.

And for planters, tools, furniture, smart finds and garden must-haves, you’ll find it all here at our virtual gardening centre. 

Happy pottering on the patio!