TEMPERATURES may drop, but you can still enjoy your outdoor space.
Transform the garden into a cozy winter wonderland.
Here’s how to create an outdoor cool-season retreat on a budget.
LET THERE BE LIGHT: Dark nights require additional lighting, but opt for solar lights as they won’t increase your energy bill.
Sainsbury’s have £1.50 solar marker lights that can be used to line paths or garden edges.
Next, you can wrap fairy lights around trees or bushes for a nice seasonal sparkle.
B&Q is selling 50 warm white solar powered LED outdoor string lights for £6.99.
Homebase has 100 star Christmas lights for £15, less than £30.
FIRE STARTER: Outdoor heaters are one way to stay warm outside.
Aldi’s £39.99 Gardenline patio heater is among the cheaper options.
But fire pits cost less and consume no energy bills.
The warm glow and the gentle crackling also create a cozy eye-catcher.
Try B&Q’s Neo Black Garden Steel Fire Pit, currently reduced to £19.99 from £29.99.
BARGAIN OUTDOOR FURNITURE: If you don’t already have outdoor furniture, winter is a good time to buy as many retailers try to clean up their summer stocks.
For example, B&Q’s gray rattan effect three-seater chair and coffee set is down from £330 to £250.
Or at Robert Dyas, the Dorel Teddi two piece sofa set with covers is £299.99 compared to £412.99.
LAYER UP: Plenty of blankets and pillows are a must to make any outdoor seat cozy and comfortable.
Dig out any old picnic blankets and throws.
Or George at Asda sells a check Sherpa throw for £12 and check outdoor cushions for £5.
Then fill up a couple of hot water bottles for that extra shot of warmth you need this time of year – the range has a few for £2.99.
Finally, serve hot chocolate for a tasty and warming treat to enjoy outside.