Despite the temperature dropping, you can keep yourself warm this winter with these four HOT tips

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TEMPERATURES might be dropping but you can still enjoy your outdoor space.

Turn the garden into a cosy winter wonderland.

TEMPERATURES might be dropping but you can still enjoy your outdoor space

Here’s how to create an outdoor haven for the chilly season on a budget.

LET THERE BE LIGHT: Dark nights call for extra lighting, but opt for solar power lamps as they won’t add to your energy bills.

Sainsbury’s has £1.50 solar marker lights which can be used to line paths or garden edges.

Next, you can wrap fairy lights around trees or bushes for a lovely seasonal twinkle.

B&Q sells 50 warm white solar-powered outdoor LED string lights for £6.99.

Homebase has 100 star outdoor Christmas string lights for £15, down from £30.

FIRE STARTER: Outdoor heaters are one option for keeping warm outside.

Aldi’s Gardenline patio heater at £39.99 is among the cheaper options.

But fire pits cost less and won’t sap energy bills.

The warm glow and gentle crackle also create a cosy focal point.

Try B&Q’s Neo black garden steel fire pit, which is currently reduced from £29.99 to £19.99.

BARGAIN OUTSIDE FURNITURE: If you don’t already have garden furniture, winter is a good time to buy because many retailers are trying to clear their summer stock.

For example, B&Q’s grey rattan effect three-seater chair and coffee set is down to £250 from £330.

Or at Robert Dyas, the Dorel Teddi two-piece sofa set with covers is £299.99, down from £412.99.

LAYER UP: Plenty of blankets and cushions are a must to make any outdoor seating snug and comfortable.

Dig out any old picnic blankets and throws.

Or George at Asda sells a check Sherpa throw for £12, and gingham check outdoor cushions for £5.

Then fill up a couple of hot water bottles for that extra shot of warmth you will need at this time of year — the Range has some available for £2.99.

Finally, serve hot chocolate for a tasty and warming treat to enjoy outside.

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