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Gardeners given 'sneak peek' into patio furniture trends

20/10/2010 Those of you wishing to update the look of your outdoor space in the new year may be interested to learn of a few key trends recently highlighted by one garden design expert.

Writing for the Baltimore Sun, Susan Reimer has given us a rundown of the top trends for the spring 2011 season – and it seems a cast aluminium garden furniture set could be a good starting point.

She pointed to recommendations from Clint Albin, a writer for Garden Chic, which suggest that vintage garden furniture, including metal chairs and gem-encrusted tables, will play a central part in next year's style.

The writer also suggested 2011 would see gardening enthusiasts demonstrating a 'back to basics' mentality, with "mixed veggie and herb containers, pre-planted for customers new to the grow-your-own movement," also destined to be popular.

Meanwhile, the Lazy Susan blog has told those shopping for patio chairs and tables that synthetic rattan garden furniture sets are ideal for use in harsh weather conditions.

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