Thanks to Covid, gardens are having their turn in the spotlight more than ever before.
And as it’s the only place any of your friends and families are allowed, stop worrying about your front room and focus on your flowerbeds instead.
Give your outdoor space a refresh with our picks of edible roses, practical furniture, and bug-friendly accessories.
And if you need to bring out the big guns to tame the jungle in your backyard, we’ve got a robotic lawnmower and decking cleaner you might find handy.
A bee-friendly garden is a happy garden, so give solitary bees and other insects a home with this cute insect house.
Buy it for £5 from Wilko.
Arundel Castle Gardens
Arundel Castle Gardens reopened last week and its annual tulip festival is scheduled to kick-off today with one of the largest displays in the country – 120,000 blooms and more than 130 varieties.
Can be few better places to find inspiration for your planting.
Find out more information here.
Get your deck looking ship-shape; give your boards a brush and scrub away any moss, algae and grime, then apply this decking cleaner to help restore the appearance of the boards and protect them for the summer.
Buy it for £5 from Wilko.
MacAllister MRM250 Cordless Robotic lawnmower
Time to start mowing! Raise the cutting blade to its highest level for the first chop or two, try MacAllister’s MRM250 Cordless Robotic lawnmower, so that you can put your feet up (or get on with the fun gardening).
It works on gardens up to 250sq m, and no pushing required!
Buy it for £298 from B&Q.
Hosta corner sofa living/dining set
Next’s new outdoor furniture range has just dropped, in time for lockdown easing.
The sage green Hosta corner sofa living/dining set seats six and comes with a glass-topped table and weatherproof cushions and is perfect those who want a lounge set but still want the option of dining.
Buy it for £699 from Next.
Dobbies edible rose collection
Dobbies’ new edible rose collection – called Taste of Love – is a range of three culinary roses with petals that you can eat.
The intense pink Very Berry Rose has a sweet taste of redcurrant and makes a delicious syrup; the yellow Nadia Zerouali has a fresh lemon/lemongrass taste and is ideal for salads and drinks; while the pale pink Theo Clevers Rose has a gentle scent of strawberries, making it perfect for ice cream.
Available in store for £16.99 at Dobbies.
Wooden seed storage box
Sort out your seeds and keep them dry and organised with this sustainable wooden seed storage box.
Buy it for £10 from Dunelm.
Whether you’re sowing seeds, transplanting seedlings into pots or planting into borders, a dibber is a really handy tool.
This one even has measurements on it so you can see how deep the hole is you’re making (very handy when seeds need to be planted to certain depths).
Available for £5.99 in store at Homesense.
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Author: Alison Tyler for Metro