Charlie, Gardening Year, Gazebos, Lighting, Marquees, New Products, Outdoor Heating, Solar Lighting

The great British weather. Nothing compares. Particularly not this year, with a freezing March and early April, going into the hottest early May bank holiday on record you can safely say the weather has been up and down this year. A part of this is the indian summer we experienced in late April and early May. But what exactly is an indian summer?

The phrase actually was actually coined in 1770 in what would become the United States of America and is not – as many assume – anything to do with India or the days of the British Raj, but is actually a term used to describe the weather by Native Americans to the settlers of New England. It was a phrase used by the settlers to describe the unseasonably warm weather in spring and autumn when otherwise the climate was very similar to what they were used to back in Europe.
In the UK the term did not actually get much usage until about the 1950’s – and is largely more associated with a warmer autumn than a warmer spring. Here’s hoping the term will get lots of usage this autumn.

But what can Primrose do to help you out with the indian summer we’re experiencing and the indian summer that, hopefully, lies ahead of us? Well, we don’t stock suncream, but have a great range of garden shade to keep the heat off your back. We’re especially proud of our new lines of canvas indian tents which are new in this season and sure to wow the neighbours – even if its a different sort of indian to the “indian summer”.




We also have a great range of lighting, which is perfect for elongating the warm evenings, especially as the nights begin to draw in again, but the temperature remains warm.

 

 

 

We also have a dizzying array of sail shades and awnings to suit almost any garden, and don’t forget to check out our range of water features to get the relaxing sound of trickling water in your garden even in the long, dry summer months.

All in all an indian summer is something to be celebrated. Many artists have used the term as a metaphor for prolonged good fortune and here at Primrose we certainly believe that good fortune with the weather is something to be cherished.

And if an indian summer doesn’t materialise, you can always create your own with our great range of outdoor heating solutions.

 

CharlieCharlie works in the Primrose marketing team, mainly in online marketing.

When not writing for the Primrose Blog, Charlie likes nothing more than a good book and a cool cider.

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Garden Furniture, Gardening, Gardening Year, Marquees, Sail Shades, TV, Tyler

The 4 year wait is almost over where football fans from across the globe come together to witness one of the best football tournaments and with over a month of football on the TV, it gives football fans a lot to look forward to! With just under a week to go, what better time to prepare your garden for the big event. Here’s our 4 Garden Essentials you’ll need to Enjoy the Football this Summer.

Flag Shade Sails

Introducing our new range of Shade Sails: The Flag Edition! Celebrate in style by repping the team you are supporting for the tournament, while being protected and shaded from the sun; what more can you ask for! We have four country flags to choose from; England, France, Germany and Spain. So why not show off the team you want to win this summer… Did I mention it is also waterproof?!

England-Shade-Sail

Outdoor TV

Now how does it sound watching the games in the comfort of your own garden? Amazing right? This is why we can think it’ll be a great idea for you to check out our Outdoor TV range.

These particular TVs are all waterproof and also have anti-reflective screens so you can enjoy the game without worrying about what the English weather throws at it! From 32 inches to 65 inches, you, your friends and family can all watch the excitement in a larger and more relaxing area.

Garden Furniture

Our Garden Furniture range will be a great addition to your garden. This will allow you and your guests to relax in comfort if you are planning to watch the competition in your back garden. From bean bags to sofas, our range has something for everyone to put their feet up this summer. The Wareham Garden Sofa is one of our favourites!

garden-furniture-football

Marquees/Party Tents

As the tournament will be taking place during the summer and hopefully a hot one too, what better time to organise a party or gathering than when England take on their opponents. Our Party Tents and Marquees will be a great option to gather guests around to experience unforgettable moments together and party the night away in style (and will be 110% better if England win of course!).

All you need to do now is get behind the boys and hope that they bring the trophy home!

Tyler at PrimroseTyler works in the Primrose Marketing team, mainly working on Social Media and Online Marketing.

Tyler is a big fan on everything sports and supports Arsenal Football Club. When not writing Primrose blogs and tweets, you can find Tyler playing for his local Sunday football team or in the gym.

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Amie, Barbecues, Events, Gardening, Gazebos, How To, Marquees, Media, News, Outdoor Heating, Solar Lighting

Over 200,000 revellers will descend upon Worthy Farm for the annual Glastonbury Festival today. Whilst they will be rocking out to the likes of Ed Sheeran, it is also inevitable that they will encounter a lot of rain and mud too. Yes I know, we’re in a heatwave, but it’s Glastonbury – it ALWAYS rains. Not to mention the fact they will be unable to shower for almost a week, will be slogging it on a camping mat and will be void of all the amenities you appreciate with every day life.

So, how do you enjoy Glastonbury without actually slogging it with the masses? Well bring Glastonbury to your garden of course! Whether you’re listening on the radio or watching on the TV, you can easily recreate that feeling of being there.

We’ve a few products to make your ‘Glastonbury Garden’ even better.

Gazebos
Recreate that feeling of being in a tent, but with a lot more space and freedom. I’d recommend the yellow party tent; it’s funky colours will help create that festive vibe. The majority of our gazebos are waterproof too, so you don’t have to worry about getting soaked!

Outdoor Rugs
Relax in comfort with a vibrant outdoor rug. Not only are they 100% waterproof, but they’re also really easy to clean thanks to their polypropylene material. You can sprawl out, and use these as a picnic blanket if you wish also (or even as a place for your pets to lay and join you).

BBQs
When you’re at a festival, chances are you’ll either be eating beans off a small stove, throwing gone-off burgers onto a disposable BBQ or will simply divulge in a liquid-only diet. However, now you have the opportunity to cook up a fresh feast, and eat like royalty in comparison to the campers.

Outdoor Heating
Leading on from the delight off freshly cooked, warm food, why not keep yourself warm too in the cool evenings? Avoid layering up and wrapping yourself in blankets, and opt for a heater or firepit instead. It will provide you and your guests with ultimate warmth throughout the evening, and no longer will you have to worry about the cold British weather. If you opt for a firepit, you can recreate that festival feeling of sitting round a campfire, singing to your hearts content too!

Solar Lighting
Add an enchanting glow to your Glastonbury Garden set up with solar lighting. Whether you want to stake them into the ground, or hang them up on your gazebo (or nearby trees), you can create a beautiful scene which will help guide you back your bed when it’s getting dark.

Bean Bags
Perfect for lounging around in your garden, why not sit back and relax whilst you enjoy the sound of  Barry Gibb or Stormze. Why stand up on your feet all day, draining yourself at the main stage when you can sit back and crack open a cold one. No more sore feet. No uncomfy bottoms.

Image result for Outdoor Mighty Bean Bag Aqua(photo credit to bigfire.co.uk)

So there you have it. Enjoy Glastonbury this year without the hustle and bustle of leaving your garden! And if you are planning on going to Glastonbury, let us know how you get on!

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 burger reviews on  Barnard’s Burger Blog.

 

Cat, Garden Furniture, Gazebos, Marquees

Harlington Gazopy

What’s a gazopy? It’s what we think our Harlington gazebo-canopy should be called! Made from steel, it’s perfect for a party or simply to create an outdoor living space for your family and friends to enjoy whilst effortlessly adding style.

  • Here’s why we think it’s marvellous:
  • Powder coated steel frame – sturdy and long lasting
  • Coated polyester roof canopy – durable and stylish
  • Sleek ornate design – for a classic yet crisp finish
  • Pegs for extra ground support – to make sure it remains firmly in place

We’ve also got matching sidewalls – so you can hide away if the weather turns!

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wedding-meCat works in the marketing team and is responsible for online marketing, social media and the newsletter.

She spends most of her time reading about a variety of interesting facts, such as oddly named Canadian towns, obscure holidays and unusual gardening.

She mostly writes about Primrose news and current events.

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