The Grow List: Top tips and great gear for your garden

The weekend might have been a washout for many, but don’t let that put you off sitting in the garden just yet.

In this week’s Grow List, we’re already preparing for the next heatwave with rattan furniture, plant-themed platters for alfresco dining and lawn-saving sprinklers.

Concerned more bad weather is on its way?

A handy barometer will help you stay one step ahead of the storms.

Tatami Rattan Folding Chair

Visiting an open garden, festival or outdoor theatre this summer? This rattan seat is easy to carry and bang on-trend.

Buy it for £98 from Oliver Bonas.

Tenby Barometer in Lulworth Blue

Keep your eye on the weather the old-fashioned way, with a barometer.

Buy it for £40 from Garden Trading.

Roundup Natural

Some really tough weeds — such as bind weed, brambles and teasel — are almost impossible to remove by hand, but most gardeners want to avoid harsh chemicals.

Roundup has launched a new, glysophate-free weed killer for those pernicious plants that just won’t go away.

Buy it for £7 for 1L from Sainsburys.

Hozelock Vortex 8 Sprinkler

Get ready for the next heatwave with a sprinkler to keep new plants or lawns from drying out and dying.

The Hozelock Vortex 8 Sprinkler can be set to several different patterns and can cover an area of 79sq m.

Buy it for £18.99 from Robert Dyas.

Gas ‘n Go Mower

Get your little ones out into the garden with this toy Gas ‘n Go Mower.

Buy it for £19.99 from Dobbies.

Amazon Floral Monster Leaf Platter

For summer salads outside, this is the perfect platter.

Buy it for £19.99 from Dobbies.

Cornflower seeds

It’s not too late to sow bee-friendly, nectar-rich annual flowers such as cornflowers, cosmos and nigella that will flower within a few weeks of sowing.

Buy it for £2.49 from Organic Catalogue.

Miniature Faux Fiddle Leaf Plant

If you’re always killing your house plants, Oka has the answer.

Their of-the-moment, Miniature Faux Fiddle Leaf Plant in a terracotta pot looks so realistic, no one will know it’s not growing.

Buy it for £75 from Oka.

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