Easy ways to make your garden glow

As the weather starts to warm up, make the most of any opportunity to enjoy being outdoors with family and friends on your patio. The addition of some cheap and cheerful outdoor lighting means the fun doesn’t have to stop just because the sun has gone down. Here’s just a small selection of what’s available on the high street – and you don’t even need a power supply…

This set is half-price and you can choose from the colour function or white setting

Stainless Steel Solar Dual Function (set of 8), £14.99, Argos


These can be dotted around the patio hanging from branches

Hanging Bauble Tea Light Holder, £3.50, John Lewis

john lewis - tea light holder


Cheap and cheerful, you can mix and match to go with any colour scheme

Rotera, £2, IKEA


Add a splash of colour before the sun goes down and a soft glow of light when it has

3 Mosaic Balls on a Stake, £19.99, Dobbies


Elegant and sophisticated, just add tea lights for a contemporary style statement

Small Metal Lantern, £15, Autograph at M&S

m&s - small metal lantern

Decorative in the day, this light comes to life at night with 20 solar-powered LEDs

Solar Topiary Ball, £18, Next

next - solar ball

Use with a citronella candle to keep the mossies at bay as well

Traditional Miner’s Lantern, £7.99, Homebase

homebase - miners lantern

Add a touch of romance to a special event – or just for fun!

Blooma Valenti Heart Solar Powered 20 LED String Lights, £12, B&Q



Include some multi-functional wall art

Solar Light Gecko Wall Art, £12.99, B&M


…And don’t forget the lantern hooks

Hanging Lantern Hook, £2.99, Clas Ohlson

Hanging Lantern Hook, £2.99, Clas Ohlson


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