“For still there are many things I have never ever seen: in every wood in every spring there is a different green.” J R R Tolkien – The Fellowship of the Ring
Spring has well and truly sprung and so have our great ideas. While it’s the season to refresh, relax and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit, it’s also time to look outside. With this in mind, we give you the good dirt on five great outdoor buys, guaranteed to put a spring in your step (see what we did there?) and make your backyard blossom.
1. Hang about
It’s a hammock but not as you know it. The Gardeon Hanging Pod Chair – also known as the hanging egg chair, is as fun as it is functional. You’ll adore your private pod with its 100 per cent hand-woven, UV-resistant wicker designed for style and comfort whether you are sitting on a balcony or by the pool. Forget Australia, you could be in Asia with the exotic appeal of this item. Now, all you need is someone to bring you a cocktail.
2. Start talking
Wicker, wicker real good. We apologise for the reference to 80s rocker Devo (who sang Whip It) but when there’s so much wicker on offer, we can’t help but sing about it. Or at least, talk about it. This outdoor furniture patio set goes by the name of the Outdoor Conversation Set and you’ll have tongues wagging with these three perky pieces. Sporting two chairs and matching table, this set is UV-resistant and weatherproof, making it the ideal outdoor companion. Will someone please pass the dip?
3. Sow the seeds
Calling all green thumbs. You’ve filled your proverbial cup with all your plant potting but how best to display them? The Levede Rack Corner Planter Shelf not only works well indoors, but outdoors as well. Designed from durable steel and polished with oil paint, this bronze plant stand is ideal for small or large potted plants. And best of all, it won’t rust or scratch. Now that’s bloomin lovely.
4. Flamin’ good
Who doesn’t love a dancing flame? For an awesome addition to your outdoor space consider adding the 96 LED Bulbs Torch Solar Garden Outdoor Flame Dancing Flickering Light Auto Lamp. Best of all, it runs off the sun using high-efficiency solar panels that transform solar energy to electricity and stores it into the Lio-on battery. Waterproof and weatherproof, you’ll be the envy of the neighbourhood with this lovely lamp.
5. Light bulb moment
Spring is all about big ideas bursting into bloom. And despite its name, we think it’s never too early to introduce the Jingle Jollys Festoon String Lights. Enjoy warm nights under these cool lights with their bright and mellow glow creating the ideal ambience. Featuring 10 bulbs over a total length of 14 metres, enjoy low energy consumption and low voltage for safety. And when that inevitable spring shower hits, they are also waterproof.