1. Get your Greens
Firstly, and most importantly, the barbecue. Nothing beats a traditional charcoal grill – except a charcoal grill in a stylish zesty green, that is. This compact version from John Lewis will bring a twist to your cooking.
House portable kettle barbecue, £29, John Lewis
2. Draw Straws
Pep up any beverage with the help of these super summery (and Instagram-friendly) paper straws. Did somebody say Pimms O'Clock?
Carta pack of 25 stripy green straws, £2, Habitat
3. Taste the Rainbow
Planning a picnic party? Present your salads, sausage rolls and sarnies in this colourful melamine tiffin box and get points for on-trend colour blocking style as well as organisation.
Rice Melamine Lunch Box, £46.99, House of Fraser
4. The Constant Gardener
This elegant five year garden journal helps keep green-fingered folk chart the progress of their prized blooms and vegetables – and record any thoughts and observations (plant related or otherwise). A great gift for any garden fanatic.
Gardener's One Line a day Diary, £12.99, V&A Shop
5. Shake it
Break out your mixology skills with wild abandon – there'll be no fear of broken glass on the grass with this plastic cocktail shaker. We'll have a dirty martini, please…
Butterfly Home by Matthew Williamson pink plastic cocktail shaker, £9 (was £12), Debenhams
6. Times Tables
Channel a 70s retro look into your garden soirees with this outdoor dining table – its rattan detailing gives a subtle nod to the boho styling of the decade. Just add rattan armchairs, incense sticks and pineapple and cheese on sticks. Groovy.
Lyra Outdoor dining table in green, £299, Made.com
7. & 8. Moroccan Flame and Paradise Green 3
Outdoor spaces should look as beautiful as the rest of your home, so show your garden or patio some love with a dash of vibrant colour. For an exotic guise for gardens, our current favourite combo for outdoors is [Moroccan Flame] (/en/products/exterior#colorSpaceId=250197&colorId=1187888) and Paradise Green 3 from the Mixlab Weathershield range. And what better way to show off your new look than an al fresco gathering?
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