The Bean Bag Blog

If you're like me you are getting excited about the summer and al fresco entertaining.  But, to be frank, some of the garden preparation that I know needs doing feels a little dreary and I've simply been putting it off!

Right now I'm ready to jump ahead to BBQs and cosy garden parties, but they will be all the more delightful for getting a few essentials done now. Luckily Lizzie, from The Rose Press Gardenis here to make gardening easy. We've recruited her knowledge and skills for the lowdown on essential gardening jobs to do this month. 

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My crocuses are out in force and there is a feeling of spring in the air. I am excited about gathering together friends and family again for al fresco dining and casual garden parties.

If you are planning on some outdoor entertaining for Easter then the patio is going to come into its own. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be putting dates in the diary and using these five steps to get my patio ready for guests and garden parties.

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Sometimes I want to be wearing the little black dress... but also my fluffy slippers! These are the times a date-night at home is just perfect - relaxed, cosy, but still oh-so-romantic.

Changing up your space – re-arranging furniture, adding accessories, dimming the lighting – can transform it from the day-to-day to something new and romantic. Here are my best ideas for creating a special date-night at home where you can be romantic AND relaxed!
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Looking for intimate seating for date night? Want to encourage relaxed conversation at a garden party? Need hassle-free solutions to sit family and friends for BBQ fun?

A bean bag chair could be your answer. It is the ultimate in versatile outdoor seating.

Unsure? Here are 12 ways you could use your bean bag chair that’ll take you through from January to December.

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Who’s feeling unapologetically festive this year? Decorations are going up early and, I’ll admit it, I’ve had my first mince pie.

When you deck the halls, don’t forget the doorstep and the garden! Make your garden as beautiful and as magical as your living room.

Use my twelve simple outdoor décor ideas to add a touch of festive sparkle to your garden. Light-up Santa optional!

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