Flowers N Things has simple advice for improving on a meal in the garden.
With a taste of proper summer weather, many of us start to think about picnics, barbecues – or even just tea and cake in the garden.
Eating al fresco is such a pleasurable experience, whether sitting in garden furniture, functional picnic chairs or even battered old wooden or wicker chairs given a new lease of life with a quick lick of paint.
However, before you start baking cakes and putting the kettle on, how about making your outdoor meal even better by arranging a pretty bunch of flowers for the table?
Yes, you could use a vase you might normally use indoors, but we have an alternative suggestion for you.
Flowers look delightful in re-used jars, and it all contributes towards recycling.
Clean out a number of old jam jars, and choosing a selection of shapes and sizes is good. Tie a little piece of ribbon or lace around the middle to decorate.
A handful of flowers from the garden or even just a few heads of blooms is all you need to create a simple but gorgeous summer display that will make your guests feel extra special.
Several small filled jars work well clustered together on a tray.