Why you need to purchase patio pieces now, ahead of the first restriction-free spring since 2019Katrina BurroughsThe TimesKatrina BurroughsThe Times
The tulips are on the kitchen table, the rhubarb crumble is bubbling in the oven, there’s purple sprouting broccoli to go with the roast. Seasonally speaking, you feel up to speed. What you may not realise is that, although snow is predicted for some areas in the coming days, this is peak time to prepare your patio for summer parties.
Outdoor furniture buying habits have changed recently as gardens became year-round entertaining spaces and the quest for robust and comfortable living room-style alfresco seating intensified. Since spring 2020 the garden furniture collections have launched ever earlier and sold through in record time.
Andrew Tanner, head of design at Habitat, says he is already seeing a surge in demand. Highlights of the new season include a