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Exterior Design: Dress Up Your Garden For Spring

13/04/2011 10:41 | Updated 22 May 2015

The first daffodils are out, it's just about still light as we make it home from work – yes, after what feels like the longest winter in history, the garden will soon be back on the menu as a location for wine o'clock.

As all thoughts inside the house turn to spring cleaning, don't forget it's also the time to take a look at your outdoor space. Here's how to dress up your garden for Spring:

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Dress up your garden for spring

Wall mounted herb rack with seven galvanised planters, £37.99 at the gifted penguin.

Dress up your garden for spring

Keeping our feathered friends happy need no longer involve staring out at a twee little wooden house – check out this stylish blown glass alternative. Can be hung from bushes, trees or garden structures.

Eva Solo glass bird feeder, £36.95 at Beth Stevens.

Dress up your garden for spring

I challenge anyone to look at this selection of candy-coloured tea-light holders and not feel happy. Great value too, so you can pile them on to bring any garden to life, whether with lights or with flowers.

Goblet tea light holders (six colours), £5.99 each and set of four coloured jam jar tea light holders, £12.99 at The Contemporary Home.

Dress up your garden for spring

This set of five ceramic herb planters fit together and can be made into a cross, in a row or handily, into a 'v' to fit into corners. For the chicest herb garden around.

X-tray ceramic herb planter, £49.50 at Garden Beet.

Dress up your garden for spring

If you have any outside space at all, is there any better way to fill than with one of these? Pure luxury – and no need to worry about wrestling ropes around supporting trees. Go on, you know you want to.

Bow hammock, £139 at Living It Up.

Dress up your garden for spring

Not a fan of the traditional wrought iron garden bench? Me neither. I much prefer this powder coated aluminium number in sable green.

Belize outdoor bench, £260 at Habitat.

Dress up your garden for spring

A BBQ is a summer garden must have, but is perhaps not the prettiest of additions – until now. Small but perfectly formed; as it's portable you can venture out of the garden to BBQ up a storm wherever the mood takes you.

Pink portable suitcase BBQ, £25 at Tesco.

Dress up your garden for spring

Until the real flowers come, brighten up your garden by day and light it up by night with these great flower shaped garden flares.

Matera garden flare, £8 at Habitat.

Dress up your garden for spring

Love it or hate it you certainly can't miss this not-so-subtle overgrown drinks umbrella. Bring on the cocktails.

Pink straw parasol, £15 at Tesco.

Dress up your garden for spring

All three thanks. A very chic and low maintenance way to dress-up any patio.

Set of three rattan planters, £149 at Living It Up.

Dress up your garden for spring

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