What to plant in your garden: a month-by-month guide

It’s not impossible to achieve a beautiful, colourful garden all year round – all it requires is just a little bit of planning.

While maintaining a beautiful garden requires a lot of work, knowing what exactly to plant and when can help your garden bloom to its full potential. That way, you can enjoy your garden in the summer months and concentrate on preparation and maintenance in the colder months.


Treat this infographic below from Flowercard as your ultimate guide to planting in your garden:

What to plant in your garden: a month-by-month guide


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The best garden furniture for your outdoor space

Best garden furniture for a patio

EMU Arc En Ciel Steel Bistro Set

EMU johnlewis.com


This handy two seater dining set is lightweight and compact, and folds away for easy storage. The sturdy steel frame is scratch resistant with an all-weather finish, and it’s suitable for outdoor use all year round.

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Best rattan garden furniture

Seville Rattan Garden Bistro Set – Snow Grey



You can’t go wrong with a rattan bistro set. Snap up this three-piece set from Thompson & Morgan which includes two comfortable chairs and a tempered glass-topped table. A set of seat cushions is also supplied. 

Best garden furniture for small spaces

Inter Link Design Side Table

Inter Link amazon.co.uk


If you need a garden side table to pop a few drinks on, invest in this orange metal design. It’s a great way to introduce colourful accents to bring your outdoor space to life! 

Best garden furniture for design lovers

Yuri Garden Lounge Chair, Multi Woven Blue

We love a colourful garden chair, and this design from MADE is one of our favourites. It boasts an intricate weave, slim angled legs, and a concentric pattern complemented with a dramatic curved shape.

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Best garden furniture for swing-style relaxing

Lyra Garden Hanging Chair, Charcoal Grey

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MADE’s version of the hanging chair is a designer statement piece made for relaxing. Made with woven poly rattan and a comfy cushion, you can literally swing in style.

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Best garden furniture for a pop of colour

Habitat Ipanema 2 Coffee Tables – Yellow

This garden coffee table is simply smart storage. In a bright yellow hue, this circular metal table comes with a smaller version that neatly fits underneath.

Best garden furniture for daytime snooze

San Remo Sunbed With Canopy

Relax and soak up the sun with this luxe day bed. With a PE rattan finish, it includes one sofa with a canopy, and two quarter stools that can be used separately or altogether.

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Best garden furniture for style lovers

Premium Beach Tent – Vintage Black Stripe

Who says a tent can’t be stylish? This canvas beach tent, with a tasselled edge and reclaimed timber poles, is a stylish addition to your outdoor space. Ideal for a garden, it also works for the beach. 

Best garden furniture for ultimate relaxation

Jonah Garden 2 Seater Sofa, Dark Grey Poly Rattan

We love with this retro-inspired outdoor sofa from MADE. It’s perfect to just sit, eat, and soak up the sun rays in your garden! Made from durable poly rattan, it has a single seat cushion and angled legs.

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Best garden furniture for compact spaces

Set of 2 Boston Stackable Garden Armchairs

These light, stackable mint green chairs are perfect if you’re short on space. They’re also easy to maintain – simply clean with a sponge and soapy water.

Best garden furniture for modern gardens

Sydney Sofa Set

Garden furniture doesn’t have to be fussy. If you’re looking for a simple design, invest in this sofa set from Very. With two armchairs, a two-seater bench and a coordinating coffee table, it’s perfect for any modern garden.

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Best garden furniture for colour lovers

Estral 2 Seater Bistro Set

Introduce bright, bold colour into your garden with this striking blue garden furniture set which comprises one table and two chairs. The chairs feature PE-rattan string weave, while the table is crafted from tempered glass tabletop.

Best garden furniture for a picnic spread

Ozevan Rectangular Metal Folding Table

Need extra table space? Invest in this metal folding table for when you need to host a party, picnic or other summer festivity. It’s available in three colours: terracotta, green eucalyptus or prussian blue.

Best garden furniture for patios

Rope Cube 8 Seater Patio Set

Argos Home argos.co.uk


Kit out your patio for all the family with this lovely outdoor set. With a glass table top, four chairs and four stools all neatly tucked under the table, it won’t clutter your outdoor space either.

Best garden furniture for fuss-free seating

Harbour Housewares Folding Wooden Deck Chairs

Harbour Housewares rinkit.com


For fuss-free seating, choose some wooden deck chairs. Comfortable, practical and easy to fold up and store out of sight, a deck chair is great if you need extra seating in your garden.

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Best garden furniture for dining

Pair of Luccombe Dining Chairs



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Embrace relaxed, alfresco dining with these gorgeous contemporary dining chairs. From the curved back made from vertical lines of black polyrope, to the acacia wood legs, it’s a stylish addition to your outdoor space.

Best garden furniture for lounging

Wimborne Lounger



Designed with a sturdy beech frame topped with a tough cream canvas, this lounger is perfect for catching some rays in the garden. Layer with cushions and throws.

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Best garden furniture for corners

Mini Corner Sofa Set with Storage

Habitat argos.co.uk


Looking to kick back and relax in your garden? This hand-woven, rattan effect mini corner sofa set comes with a cushion-top table that doubles as a footrest.

Best garden furniture for contemporary spaces

Indoor Outdoor Grey String Chair

With a grey iron frame and a faux rope construction, this stylish string chair will bring a relaxed, modern look to your outdoor space.

Best garden furniture for seating

Grande lutyens-style garden bench weathered

This garden bench is the perfect garden furniture for a cottage garden. Constructed from FSC eucalyptus, it’s finished with a protective coating that gives it a weathered appearance.

Best garden furniture for

Belia 2 Seater Rattan Conversation Set

Dakota Fields wayfair.co.uk


This garden furniture set includes one table and two chairs with cushions. Weather resistant and water resistant, this is perfect for the deck or patio.

Best garden furniture for entertaining

St Mawes Drinks/Planter Bar Table



Looking to elevate your garden and transform it into an alfresco dining hotspot? This bar table is a great place to start. Small enough to fit into even the most compact of spaces and crafted in weatherproof teak, we especially love the galvanised steel trough that can be filled with ice and drinks or small plants.

Best garden furniture for chic lounging

Outdoor Woven Lounge Set – Anthracite

A by Amara amara.com


This outdoor lounge set is ticking all the style boxes. With a two-seater sofa, two chairs and one large and small table, this set is perfect to relax, read and enjoy some drinks in the warm sun. 

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