With not one but two bank holidays this month, colourful blooms popping up all around us, and sunnier skies heading our way this weekend, there's lots to be happy about in May.
Ready to enjoy it all to its fullest, our product team has been making their favourite picks for the month ahead.
For the full May edit, click here. These are our top 5 picks for May:
We often talk about "adding instant colour" to your garden in late spring/early summer when you're still waiting for your bedding plants, arches and trellises to come to life. What we love about the Barrington Plant Stand is that its three tiers allows you to create a stunning display of those lovely pots that are already full of colour. If you're short on outdoor space, you're not limited to one or two pots and can harness the vertical garden trend which is all about making the most of what you have by layering pots and planters up against exterior walls.
We are ever hopeful for a sudden burst of toasty temperatures for the month ahead, especially as social season is now upon us. From horse trials to music festivals, outdoor cinemas to picnics in the park. We love how we begin to explore and travel more as the sun becomes more of a fixture on our weekends and holidays. The Rock BBQ is ideal for making fresh grilled food on the go. Compact enough for easy transportation. Big enough for feeding the family fresh fish, vegetable skewers and sausages. Eat outdoors all summer long (just check your event allows BBQs before you go!)
One of our most popular items, the cast iron bracket shelf finds its way into many an Instagram #shelfie. And with good reason too, the shelves themselves are made from raw oak which contrasts nicely with the sleek, black cast iron brackets. Their versatility is why they find their way into our May Edit; they fit in any room with their simply, stunning design. In the kitchen for recipe books or spices. The bedroom for books and trinkets. And the living room for plant pots and photographs.
Making an entrance in this month's edit is the Star Doormat. Simple and striking, it finds itself at home at many a front door, and is well-loved by many of our customers. It's made from natural coir fibres and adds a nice finishing touch, whilst being super practical to boot. At £10.00 for the small and £25.00 for the large version, its a cost effective way to bring a little added style to your front door.
Now we're all getting the garden and our outdoor spaces into shape, its time to think about lighting. Often overlooked as simply a functional item, lighting is an easy way to win some style points. With its stunning Art Deco glass shade and beautiful brass finish, the Devonport Round Bulk Head takes outdoor lighting to the next level. With inspiration from the brass fiittings on old-time naval ships, the Devonport is named after the navel base in Plymouth. Weather and rust-proof even in coastal locations the light will begin to show its brass patina known as Verdigris if left untouched, but can be treated if you want to preserve its shiny effect.