Garden Essentials at centre:mk With Kirsty from The Flower Mill At centre:mk there is so many retailers and brands on offer to shop, so Kirsty from The Flower Mill has picked her top items to help make your summer the best it can be! With Government restrictions teaching us to enjoy our outdoor spaces more than ever, here are my summer 2020 favourite items to enjoy in your garden, your patio or even at the beach on your staycation. I love Next homewear range, and this year’s picnic pieces are outstanding! A few of my top picks would be perfect for staycations, camping, glamping or even beach days. First up is this rose gold insulated bottle bag at £12, this is brilliant for keeping the bubbly cold for a cute date night, or celebrations on a summer evening. Also available is a matching rose gold picnic tote bag at £22 for the complete stylish picnic must haves. In addition to your picnic carriers, why not add something cosy to sit on. Next have these stunning weaver throw for £29 in a range of colours with tassels or this beautiful mustard woven throw at £30. If any of you enjoyed our Growing Cut Flowers or Growing to Eat Blog earlier this year you might be interested in some of the outdoor growing structures from Next. My favourite is Outsunny 2.7m Poly tunnel at £45. This is very durable making it ideal for growing veg, salad and flowers. If you have found yourself greener fingered after reading our blogs, then these Vista round garden planters are ideal for you! £26 for a set of 5 - 40cm planters in grey or terracotta, these are perfect for planting established plants or growing from seed. Looking ahead to the autumn and the change in weather, if you are planning to keep your gardening hobby up then it might be a good idea to invest in some Wellington boots, and I love Joules for outdoor waterproof footwear. These boots come in a range of prints, colours and styles perfect for rainy days in the allotment, garden or wet walks in the country. Khaki Wellies, £39.95. Stripe Wellies, £44.95 Now is the perfect time to treat yourself to a bit of retail therapy, keep safe and make the most of 2020!