Get Your Garden Summer Ready

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Although the weather continues to be a bit unpredictable (in true British style!) we can’t wait to make the most of our gardens. And that includes summer entertaining – the perfect excuse for some new outfits.

And if you feel like your outdoor space could do with an upgrade, there are some simple ways to do this, no matter the size. From making it fun for all ages to adding lights and accessories, and refreshing your fencing, St Nics has everything you need. Read on for inspiration.

Get Ready For Entertaining

The great thing about having an outside space during the summer months is enjoying it with friends and family. Whether it’s long lazy lunches, cocktails in the early evening, or garden picnics, you’ll find an outfit for all occasions in our stores.

New Look – Blue Paisley Tiered Halter Maxi Dress – £33.99

Primark – Denim Cargo Maxi Skirt – £18.00

Accessorize – Bella Beaded Sliders Gold – £32.00

Primark – Ribbon Straw Sun Visor – £5.00

Next – Myleene Klass Coord Scarf Print Trousers – £50.00

Accessorize – Bead and Coin Layered Long Necklace – £14.00

(L-R) DEICHMANN – Mens and Womens Fila Sliders – £14.99 each

Next – Stretch Oxford Printed Short Sleeve Shirt – £30.00

Primark – Palm Tree Print Board Shorts – £10.00

Add Lights and Accessories

Adding accessories and lights to your garden will make it an inviting place to unwind during the summer evenings. Solar lights work well, along with lanterns and accessories.

Brand Max – Pro-Gardens Solar Wind Chime – Approx £11.00

Home Living – Ice Cube Frosted Ground Solar Lights – £5.95

Robert Dyas – Smart Solar Parasol String Lights – £11.19

Primark – Tall Hexagonal Metal Candle Holder – £10.00

Robert Dyas – Smart Garden Starburst Solar Lights – £9.99

Make It Child Friendly

Encourage the kids outside with the temptation of games, activities and water fun when the weather is warmer. Why not set up a pool big enough for whole family (you know you want to get involved!), or if you have a smaller space little ones can still have fun with a smaller paddling pool.

Brand Max – Bestway Fast Set Paddling Pool 6 Foot – Approx. £18.00

Primark – 8pk Mini Bubble Wands – £1.50

Toy Barnhaus – Swingball Classic Set – £24.99

Brand Max – Sports Day Kit – Approx. £11

Toy Barnhaus – Bestway Paddling Pool 60 inch x 12 inch – £15.99

Primark – Light Up Skipping Rope – £3.00

Toy Barnhaus – Dolu Basketball Set – £19.99

Freshen Up Your Fencing and Furniture

Updating your fencing or outdoor furniture with a fresh coat of paint will instantly give your garden a new lease of life. Robert Dyas has a fantastic range of wood, all surface and even glass paint in a variety of colours. Blue and green tones will create a calming sanctuary or why not go bold with Thorndown’s Purple Divine!

Robert Dyas – Thorndown Wood Paint 750ml in Peregrine Blue – £22.99








Robert Dyas – Thorndown Wood Paint 750ml in Sedge Green – £22.99

Robert Dyas – Thorndown Peelable Glass Paint 150ml in Limestone – £9.99

Robert Dyas – Thorndown Peelable Glass Paint 150ml in Purple Divine – £9.99

Robert Dyas – Rustins All Surface All Purpose Paint 500ml in Grey – £16.32

Prices are correct at the time of publishing.

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