I thought I would share with you some of my bargain finds from B&M to brighten up the garden. As I'm not exactly a keen gardener, and often forget to water plants, I wanted a couple of low maintenance items to start to get my garden summer ready! You can't get anymore low maintenance than these. I bought fake flowers that came in plastic plant pots at £2.99 each and put these into the bright blue tins. I am also loving these bright pink flower solar powered lights. (just £3.99)
For those warm, summer's evenings sat on the patio furniture with a (non-alcoholic) Shandy in hand, I bought some pretty little lanterns to cast a nice shimmery light over proceedings.
I was debating whether to buy some plastic bunting that can stay outside. I've got lots of fabric bunting, but thought it would be nice to have something I don't have to fetch back in. I'm still not sure if plastic bunting is a bit tacky (says the girl with fake flowers and bright pink fairy lights in her garden!) I think its because it reminds me of a used car dealer's forecourt. What do you think about plastic bunting? I'm sure some Cath Kidston oilcloth bunting would make a great addition though?
|Cath Kidston oilcloth bunting on eBay.|
Kids would love to do this. Pick some up from the beach and get them to decorate with pictures of their seaside trip. I also think these would make a cheap but pretty wedding favour. You could decorate them with a quote, simple picture or your wedding date.
Is your garden ready for summer?