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Grow for gold and make your garden a winner with our top tips


WANT to make your neighbours green with envy?

From Jacqueline Jossa to Stacey Solomon, stars have been showcasing their stunning gardens on social media recently.

You don’t need a celebrity bank balance to create a fabulous garden

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You don’t need a celebrity bank balance to create a fabulous gardenCredit: Getty

But you don’t need a celebrity bank balance to create a fabulous outdoor space.

I spoke to Dayna Taylor from celeb-garden specialists Charles & Ivy, who have helped give plenty of gardens star quality.

Here are her quick tips for a luxe look for less.

CUT THE GRASS: “The small details make all the difference,” says Dayna.
“Freshly cut grass is a quick, easy and cost-effective way to increase your outdoor kerb appeal.”

CREATE PARTITIONING: “More defined spaces add that luxury feeling to your garden for different activities or occasions.

“Add stylish fence screens to create an outdoor dining space or consider an enclosed fire pit area for cosy garden gatherings. There are plenty of affordable fire pits on sale now.”

ADD A FOCAL POINT: “Whether that’s a social pergola area designed to host friends and family, or perhaps it is more of a decorative element such as a fountain or even a sculpture or work of art for a really glamorous touch.”

PICK A COLOUR SCHEME: “Elevate your space with a considered colour palette.

“This can be your favourite colour to add a personal touch or a neutral shade to complement the earthy tones of the garden and tap into the celeb trend for neutral interior design.”

ADD DRAMATIC FENCING: “Out with the old and in with the new. Install decorative and low-maintenance fencing to create an uber-stylish appearance without requiring much time or effort.

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“Investing in good-quality panelling from the get-go can save money in the long run as it won’t require any maintenance over the years.

“We have some amazing designs and intricate patterns that make everything look A-list.”

  • Charles & Ivy’s fencing and screens are the perfect way to lift your garden. Shop the full range at charlesandivy.co.uk.

Deal of the day

Save £1 on a pack of White Fudge Pretzel Flipz at The Co-op

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Save £1 on a pack of White Fudge Pretzel Flipz at The Co-op

TREAT yourself to a pack of White Fudge Pretzel Flipz, just £1 down from £2 at The Co-op.

SAVE: £1

Cheap treat

The Vimto cheesecake has landed at Iceland for £3

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The Vimto cheesecake has landed at Iceland for £3

THIS will divide the dinner table. The new Vimto cheesecake has landed at Iceland, for £3.

Whats new

ORDER from Morrisons online and save with its Wagamama family bundle offer. Pick up fresh chicken mini fillets, 600g, a tin of coconut milk and a Wagamama Katsu Curry kit for £7.50, saving 69p on buying individually.

Top swap

Dunelm’s blush floor cushion is £40...

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Dunelm’s blush floor cushion is £40…
But this similar-looking one from George at Asda is just £30

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But this similar-looking one from George at Asda is just £30

ADD seating to your lounge or garden with a blush floor cushion.

But instead of Dunelm’s £40 one save a tenner with this for £30 from George at Asda.

SAVE: £10

Giselle’s little helper

GET hefty savings on all things for your home in the Save Big, Give Back charity sale at wayfair.co.uk.

The online homeware store will donate ten per cent of the profits to homeless charity Shelter.

Get console tables from as little as £79.99, mirrors from £29.99 and bedding from just£14.99. Ends Monday.

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Shop and save

Save £1 on the huge 85-wash bottle of Comfort Pure fabric conditioner at Tesco with a Clubcard

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Save £1 on the huge 85-wash bottle of Comfort Pure fabric conditioner at Tesco with a Clubcard

FRESHEN up your laundry with the huge 85-wash bottle of Comfort Pure fabric conditioner, just £3 at Tesco with a Clubcard.

SAVE: £1

Hot right now

MOVE fast in the Dorothy Perkins sale and get belts starting from just £1.80.

  • All prices correct at time of going to press. Deals/offers subject to availability.

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