Each week, Esther N McCarthy scouts around for interesting bits for your home.
This week, she focuses on the garden, with everything from quirky bicycle planters to wonderful wellies.
* Just picture this quirky bike planter overflowing with Busy Lizzies in the basket and maybe colourful Clematis in the back. It’s a lovely feature for the front or back garden, available from Hickeys, Maylor Street, Cork for €49. 021-4949736
* Is it fire pit, BBQ, an ice bucket or a table? This Casablanca Fire pit set comes with interchangeable piece so it can be all of the above. With Moroccan-style tile designs and cushioned seating, the Casablanca is perfect for relaxing and dining in your outdoor space. Available at Griffins Garden Centre, Dripsey for €999. 021-7334286 or www.Griffinsgardencentre.ie
* Get your knee pads and shovels out and get planting. These blooming beautiful Hydrangeas are available in lots of lovely colours, with a special offer on at the moment — buy 4 at €7.25 and get the 5th free. Available from Nangles, Carrigrohane, www.nangles.ie or 021-4871297.
* Hunter wellington boots will keep you dry and stylish whatever the weather. Handmade to ensure the best possible fit, they have become an iconic work boot and are recognised the world over. Available from The Pavilion Garden Centre, Ballygarvan from €99. For more info contact 021-4888134, www.thepavilion.ie.
* Mesmerisng light effects flicker in the softest breeze with these wonderful wind chimes. Available in all shapes and sizes, starting at €23.95, from Atkins on Carrigrohane Road, Cork. 021-4933433.
* Hang out in your private space and relax in nature with the Cocoon hanging chair. €395, from Atkins on Carrigrohane Road, Cork.
* John Deere’s new Tango E5 will save you time and effort, and is designed to promote a healthy looking lawn. It is a mulching mower, grass clippings are recycled into the lawn. Available from Seamus Weldon Groundcare for €2,580, 064-66332328.
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