Although many of us are currently experiencing showers and strong winds the longer days mean one thing. Summer is around the corner.

With that in mind, retailers are now stocking gardening tools, flowers, plants and furniture. We spotted a good value-for-money patio set on Dunelm that shoppers have been praising.

The stylish 8 Piece Garden Dining Set comes in black and grey. It includes six chairs, a table with a glass top and a parasol.

Priced at £199, it has received glowing reviews from customers. One wrote: "Really pleased with my garden set. Looks lovely in the garden. And have had lots of positive comments from friends."

A second commented: "Great looking Table and chairs, very comfortable ergonomic chairs, amazing value, quick delivery. Would definitely recommend."

A third said: "Love this set, it's really good quality for the price! The instructions aren't great but it's really not that hard to put together once you get the hang of it.

"Just need to make sure you get the legs the right way round, the back legs are more slanted and don't tighten until you have got it all lined up. Can't wait for summer now, this will be great for a family BBQ. Just need to sort out the rest of the garden now!"

8 Piece Garden Dining Set, £199
8 Piece Garden Dining Set, £199

A few other shoppers also had issues putting the set together, one said: "This garden furniture arrived flat pack. The instructions were very unclear and came in so many pieces.

"To say I had an extremely angry frustrated husband is an understatement. He says they are the worse things he’s ever had to put together!!"

A second agreed, commenting: "Great furniture set for the price! The quality exceeded expectations! The instructions aren’t great but it’s fairly straightforward, you must not tighten any bolts up until you get it all lined up.

"It’s tricky and takes time playing around with each bolt, but you’ll eventually get there. We need to find a weatherproof cover now for it!"

Elsewhere, Wowcher has just launched a spring sale with great offerings. This 4-seater Rattan Garden Furniture Set comes with two chairs, a sofa and a coffee table - buy the full set for £119.

If you have a big garden this 8-seater Rattan Garden Furniture Set comes with reclining chairs and a fire pit table. It's on the pricey side at £999, but has been reduced by 66% - down from £2952.01.

If you are looking for a two-seater set Amazon is selling this Outsunny Outdoor Rattan Bistro Set, which comes with two chairs and a small coffee table. Available in light grey and dark grey you can buy it now for £109.99.

Online furniture retailer Wayfair has launched a spring sale, with some nice garden sets on offer. This cream and bronze dining set includes four chairs, a round glass-topped table and a parasol - buy for £102.99, down from £141.99.