We’ve recently had a new lawn laid, so I’m OBSESSED with watering plants at the moment. But indoors, you don’t want – or need – to faff about with a giant watering can. Instead, how about this nifty little gadget? Called the Rainmaker, it’s an ingenious little cloud-shaped gizmo that screws onto the end of any ordinary water bottle, allowing you to shower your plants with a burst of rain-like droplets.
Just £8 from the The Science Museum Shop, it’d also make a great stocking filler for a green-fingered friend or family member (if you’re thinking that far ahead!)
Above: Domingo the Fabulous Flamingo ornament, £49, Rockett St George
Last year, it was all about owls. But this summer, the birdie to watch is definitely the flamingo. Quirky, fun and unashamedly pink, flamingo-themed homewares are, ahem, flying out of stores.
You don’t need to go overboard – just a set of fairy lights here or a cushion there will bring your room bang up to date and make you think of summer.
Here’s my pick of the best flamingo products to feather your nest with…
Below: Garden flamingos £30 per pair The Contemporary Home; Sommarfint glass 50p Ikea; Embroidered cushion £8 Tesco Direct
Below: Shower curtain £15 Habitat; Lampshade £44.52 (various sizes and matching accessories available) Georgia Wilkinson; party lights £14.95 Dotcomgiftshop.com
Below: Flamingo duvet set £25 (and all other accessories) Very.co.uk