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With this set to be the summer for entertaining, it's vital your garden is looking the part. The Euro 2012, the Queen's Jubilee and the Games are all taking place this summer, so your outside space is bound to become the place to be when you have friends and family round.
From firepits and chimneys to BBQs, gazebos and Blooma's fantastic new garden range, B&Q has all you need to help you put the finishing touches to your garden celebrations this summer.
Beautify your baskets
A quick, simple and cost-effective way to accessorise your garden is with B&Q's beautiful range of hanging baskets,which are guaranteed to spruce up any outside space.
Hanging baskets require minimal skill, time and effort yet instantly reward you with a better looking outdoor space. You can buy hanging baskets pre-planted or grow your own - why not try a herb basket outside the kitchen window or a basket full of tumbling tomatoes if you are short of space.
Or, choose a combination of upward-growing plants like geraniums and begonia and downward-trailing plants like lobelia and verbena.
Create the ultimate garden party with Kirstie Allsopp
The Jubilee weekend will see parties thrown across the UK as the nation gets set to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in style.
Kirstie Allsopp says: "Garden parties are one of the great things about the summer and this year there are so many reasons to celebrate - from the Queenʼs Diamond Jubilee to the London Games and the European Football Championships. So why not make the most of that extra bank holiday on 5 June - invite family and friends round for the afternoon and make this summer even more special."
The wonderful thing about an outdoor party is that it can be as informal as you like. Garden parties are more about setting the scene, so your guests can help themselves to food and drink, leaving you free to enjoy yourself!
So, why not grab a BBQ and brighten up the garden ahead of the celebrations with B&Q's Blooma outdoor furniture range and garden accessories.
Check out the video below for help from Kirtsie Allsopp on how to throw the best garden party your guests this summer!
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