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Patio umbrellas 'perfect for adding colour to winter gardens'

26/10/2010 Whether you opt for a traditional hardwood garden furniture set or a more contemporary aluminium design, one thing is for sure – a patio umbrella is the perfect way to complement your choice with a splash of colour.

This week, a post on the Quality Articles blog has urged shoppers to think carefully about their many different colour options and select an umbrella to suit the existing shades in their landscape design.

"It is always recommended to go for bright-coloured patio umbrellas if your garden is filled with beautiful and colourful flowers," the writer explained.

This guidance might also apply as the winter months approach. With fewer leaves and flowers on show, a hardwood garden furniture set boasting an umbrella clad in bold, striking prints could be just what is needed to brighten things up.

Earlier this month, Mark Miles, who recently launched a website selling outdoor furniture, said that autumn was the "ideal time" to think about rejuvenating the garden while saving money in the end-of-summer sales.

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