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Top Bank Holiday Gardening Products

With the bank holiday weekend just around the corner, and the sun set to shine down on us, we’ve highlighted a handful of products perfect for your garden this August.

Rattan Weave Set of 4 Armchairs and 4 Stools in Black by Arboro™
Relax in style with a rattan chair/ stool set, perfect for putting your feet up in the warm summers evening. Coming as a four-set, there is plenty of room for everyone to put their feet up too.

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Firefly­™ Black Lampshade Heater with Beech Wood Effect Stand
So you’re relaxing in your garden, but the sun is starting to set and you start to feel a bit cool. A perfect solution is a patio heater. Not only are they stylish and cheap to operate, but they will keep you and your guests warm long into the night.

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Banquet™ Jamaica Masonry Charcoal BBQ
There is nothing better than serving up sausages on a BBQ for your friends, family or even yourself. What better feature for your garden than a masonry charcoal BBQ, ready to deliver you a delightful, authentic taste.

Wheel Metal Garden Clock by About Time
A brand new addition to Primrose’ clock range, this stunning clock will be the perfect focal point for your guests who need to tell the time. It’s very easy to lose track of time when you’re having so much fun.

Kookaburra™ Shade Sail Frame
Need a break from the sun? Perhaps you have had enough of putting a hat on. A shade sail frame, along with a shade sail can be set up almost anywhere, and fit a range of shade sail shapes and sizes to create an idyllic shady area.

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Tortola Nautical Outdoor Garden Hammock
For when you want to just laze and imagine you’re basking in the tropics of Hawaii, hoist up a hammock and shut your eyes, imagining the ocean is behind you. Read a book, listen to some music or just watch the clouds pass.

Outdoor Rug Aqua
Spread out for breakfast, lunch or dinner with this gorgeous all-purpose rug. Great for relaxing upon, or setting up picnic with the family, you don’t have to worry about an outdoor rug getting ruined.

Bruce the Bull Recycled Steel Cooler
What better way to keep your drinks cool than with a recycled steel drinks cooler. Bruce the Bull is a best seller, and it’s easy to see why. Ample space for beers, wine or soft drinks, and a stylish design.

No matter what you get up to this bank holiday weekend, we’d love to know so send us in your photos in the following ways;

AmieAmie is a marketing enthusiast, having worked at Primrose since graduating from Reading University in 2014.

She enjoys all things sport. A keen football fan, Amie follows Tottenham Hotspur FC, and regularly plays for her local 5 a side football team.

Amie also writes restaurant reviews on  Barnard’s Burger Blog.

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Finally it’s time for that Friday feeling and what better way to kick start your weekend than to check out this weeks furniture of the week. We have loved seeing all of  your creations on Primrose Gardens and hope to see many more. Remember you get a £5 voucher if you join and upload some photos!

A true value for money set seen here in Janet's garden
A true value for money set seen here in Janet’s garden
A very elegant Victorian furniture set seen here in Grove Park's garden
A very elegant victorian furniture set seen here in Grove Park’s garden
A very neat 4-piece rattan set courtesy of Happy Place
A very neat 4-piece rattan set courtesy of Happy Place
A stylish 4 seater rattan set as seen in The Bailey's Garden
A stylish 4 seater rattan set as seen in The Bailey’s Garden
An exquisite piece of furniture present in Blaythorne's House
An exquisite piece of furniture present in Blaythorne’s House

Primrose Gardens allows you to create a beautiful pictorial record of your garden where you can show off your garden to family and friends to enjoy over the years. It’s also a community of garden enthusiasts and the perfect space to discuss tips and tricks, as well as getting plants identified!

Callum is currently on his placement year here at Primrose with his parents being huge garden enthusiasts.Callum

In the time he has free from his parents rambling on about the garden, he is being a typical university student experiencing life to the full and supporting his beloved Reading FC.

See all of Callum’s posts.

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How to Make an Outdoor Cinema in Your Garden

In this age of extortionate prices and shoddy popcorn, there’s a lot to be said for movie nights at home. But if you don’t want to be limited to the front room TV, particularly on these warm summer nights, then maybe it’s time to bring the blockbusters to your backyard. It’s simpler than you might think. With our DIY tips, you’ll learn how to make an outdoor cinema in your garden and be watching the latest sci-fi under the stars in no time.

It all starts with the projector

Depending on your budget, the sky’s the limit for the quality of projector you can invest in. But if 3D or 4K is a stretch too far, then there are plenty of bargains you can pick up second hand. You could even try a cheap cardboard and plastic lens set up to project from your smartphone! Just make sure you house all your equipment under cover and off the ground in case it gets damp.

The big screen

When it comes to making your cinema screen, get creative! Sheets, blackout blinds or a painted wall all work well. We’ve even seen one of our customers using a shade sail as a cinema screen, which is brilliantly innovative. Go for the waterproof polyester ones which don’t have any holes.

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Get comfortable

You’ll need to wait till it’s dark to get the best projection outside. But as the night draws in, it can often get a little nippy outside. Bean bags can actually be more comfortable than camping or deck chairs, as you sink right in and escape the breeze. Either way be sure to have a blanket or two on hand to wrap up with for a cozy night. An outdoor heater might not go amiss too!

Bring out the snacks

One of the best things about making your own private cinema is being able to bring in any food or drinks you like. Kick off your horror night with a killer barbecue, enjoy a fizzy romcom with a side of champagne, or chill out with Frozen and a bucket of ice cream. Check out our Bruce the Bull Cooler for an exceptionally classy way to keep your drinks on ice.

Lights, camera, action!

Ready to make your next movie night an outdoor extravaganza? Invite the neighbours round, roll out the red carpet (or some garden track?) and light up your screen with the magic of motion pictures.

George at PrimroseGeorge works in the Primrose marketing team. As a lover of all things filmic, he also gets involved with our TV ads and web videos.

George’s idea of the perfect time in the garden is a long afternoon sitting in the shade with a good book. A cool breeze, peace and quiet… But of course, he’s usually disturbed by his energetic wire fox terrier, Poppy!

He writes about his misadventures in repotting plants and new discoveries about cat repellers.

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Primrose Exclusive: Brand New Rose Pattern Shade Sail Launch

Good news everybody, the sun is set to make a glorious appearance again this week. So what better way to create some garden shade than with a shade sail!

With over 300 shade sails in our extensive range, you’d be forgiven for thinking we had exhausted the options available to shelter you from the sun. However, we’ve recently launched a brand new rose-patterned shade sail, which will be a delight to any garden, and fit in any colour scheme you might have.

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Available in 3m triangle, this shade sail will protect you from the sun all day long. Should the British weather change (which is always a strong possibility), then this particular shade sail has the added benefit of being waterproof.

AmieAmie is a marketing enthusiast, having worked at Primrose since graduating from Reading University in 2014.

She enjoys all things sport. A keen football fan, Amie follows Tottenham Hotspur FC, and regularly plays for her local 5 a side football team.

Amie also writes restaurant reviews on  Barnard’s Burger Blog.