Pleasures of patio living
Lincolnshire Life visits Bell’s Gardening Outlet, Benington, Boston where their ranges of garden furniture, fire pits, grow housing and plants will inspire you to make the most of a patio lifestyle during the forthcoming months.
Director Holly Bell has a keen buying eye, spotting trends but also ensuring the utmost quality for the products they stock. “Enjoying your outdoor space is no longer confined to just the warmest months,” said Holly. “Our newest range of lounge and dining sets feature Eden season-proof fabrics on cushions and seating pads; uniquely designed to be weather repellent as well as mould and stain resistant – they are UV colour fast too so there is no need to bring cushions from storage each time you relax outdoors. Powder coated aluminium frames ensure exceptional quality and durability to these sets which are all available below recommended retail prices.”
Corner set – £899 (RRP £1,079) with £100 voucher to spend on next Outlet purchase.
Lounge set in grey powder coated aluminium with marble topped, weatherproof table – £699 (RRP £999) plus £50 voucher back to spend on next Outlet purchase.
4 seat luxury padded dining set in Barley Twist weave – £899 (RRP £1,300) with £100 voucher to spend on next Outlet purchase. (Also available as a 6 seat version.)
6 seat dining set with aluminium chairs, beige chair cushions and integral charcoal fire pit in table centre
£899 (RRP £1,499) plus £50 voucher to spend on next Outlet purchase.
Matching patio set Bistro table and two chairs – £249 (RRP £339) also cushion bench £149 (RRP £199).
Fire pits and outdoor fireplaces
Bell’s have plenty of ideas in store for warming focal points to ward off evening chills, perfect for toasting marshmallows or your toes! Made in the UK, these high quality and beautifully designed fire pits offer a wide variety of styles; some incorporating grills for BBQs and outdoor cooking.
Grow your own – patio and balcony produce
“You can share basking in the micro climate warmth of your patio with a wide variety of plants,” added Holly. “Make it home to some seasonal produce and you will be amazed by the flavour and satisfaction for you and your family in home grown food.”
Bell’s Nurseries are one of the UK’s leading growers of tomato and chilli plants as well as a wide choice of vegetable plugs. Take advantage of Bell’s value prices to start your own chilli fest! Whether your taste is Carolina Reaper or Jalapeno, consult the handy Scoville scale chart to get a measure of the heat. Bell’s stock a size range of 9cm- 3lts pots of fruit and vegetables including strawberries, aubergines, cucumbers, tomatoes and chillies ready to sit in a sun drenched spot or in one of the mini greenhouses available to purchase in store. There are also multipack selections of leeks, onions, lettuce, French beans and kale to swell your vegetable garden.
Bell’s Gardening Outlet never forgets its nurseryman roots, offering choice and exceptional value in a wide choice of annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, alpines, hedging, conifers, grasses and more…
“I know many people like to make an instant effect with their patio planting but also have the flexibility to re-arrange the layout. We have a selection of summer season, ready planted tubs and containers in store available for delivery. New in stock are 6ft salix or twisted willow trees. Ideal for containers, they can be used as ‘room’ dividers in your garden with stunning effect. The trees are priced at only £20 each or 2 for £30.”
For dramatic sculptural forms, there are potted topiaried conifers ranging in price from £14.99 to £79.99 as well as bamboos and acers to achieve a softer but equally heightening effect; underplant with some of the beautiful grasses or heucheras in troughs to create a stylish backdrop to your outdoor space.
“We know that there are plenty of gardeners who still prefer their borders and bedding to be as pretty as a picture with plenty of summer colour. We have wide ranges of 6 pack bedding as well as single species hanging baskets which make a magnificent show. Delicate trailing petunias and fuchsias are easy to maintain and give pleasure all summer. Our special offers make these even more affordable.”
The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Bell’s Gardening Outlet are ready to help you turn your patio into the outdoor extension to your home – perfect for summer entertaining and relaxing.