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Make the neighbours green with envy by trying these designer garden tricks

THERE’S nothing like a mini heatwave to get us Brits all excited for summer.

And to prove the point, sales of garden trimmers soared 589 per cent as the sun came out last week, with households racing to get their gardens guest-ready for the season.

If you want to make the neighbours green with envy, try these designer tricks that come at bargain prices.

TRIM ’N’ STRIM: Tidying borders and strimming edges is the first step to a sleek design.

Pick up the Karcher LTR 18-25 cordless 18-volt grass trimmer for £104, down from £119 at AO.com.

That’s a saving of £15. If you don’t want to stretch to buying brand-new kit, try fatllama.com, where you can rent all sorts of items by the hour.

To make your borders look a bit more fresh, try Wilko’s bargain range of plant feed, where 1kg is just £3.

RECYCLE AND SAVE: Picked up some nice shells at the beach or collected a handful of rocks on a walk?

Pop them around plant pots for a smart effect.

Or place smaller pots in a decorative tray so they all look neat together. I found some rustic wooden garden trays on Etsy (Seller: BoxesAndBitsByPaul) for £12 each.

TAKE A SEAT: Tesco is selling a three-piece rattan garden table and chair set for £120, which is £30 cheaper than a similar set at Argos.

Another option is to pick up chairs for free or a low price on Facebook marketplace and give them a lick of paint

Rust-Oleum paint is a good option at £15, but Wilko’s quick-dry furniture paint is just £10 for 750ml.

LITTLE TOUCHES: Get down to Poundland to browse its new range of outdoor accessories, including gargoyles for £3 each.

Add a spot of colour with the cast iron poppies from studio.co.uk for £4.99.

Drive them into flower beds, and the upturned petals double up as bird-feeders.

It’s very on trend to prop mirrors in the garden, and B&M has the perfect faux window mirror for just £20, which is impressive when a very similar design is £48.99 at wayfair.co.uk.

Prices correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

Deal of the day

CLEAN up at Superdrug, where the Bulldog range of toiletries is available for half-price.

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Cheap treat

TUCK in to McCain’s French fries, now £1.50 at Sainsbury’s, usually £2.

SAVE: 50p

What’s new

HELLMANN’S has joined forces with FareShare to support the fight against hunger and needless food waste.

It has donated 40,000 meals to FareShare and launched a food waste hacks website, with budget meal-planning tips and recipes to help use up food.

Head to hellmans.com to check it out.

Top swap


TRACK your fitness with the Fitbit Versa 3 smartwatch from Boots for £179.99.

Or snap up the Explora Fitness watch, just £39.99 at Aldi this week.

SAVE: £140

Giselle's little helper

CALLING all footie foodie fans.

For every goal scored on UK soil during the Euros, Greggs will be giving away sausage rolls.

The day after every game at Hampden Park or Wembley, get a free sausage roll when ordering via Just Eat, as long as you spend a minimum of £5.

Shop and save

ENJOY a Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference quiche Lorraine for £2.50, down from £3 and a perfect idea for entertaining.

SAVE: 50p

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