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Catherine Addison-Swan

Aldi shoppers rush to buy £19.99 garden sun shade as it lands in Specialbuys aisle

Aldi shoppers have been raving over a new item on the shelves that will be just the ticket for the garden with a spell of scorching weather on the way.

The supermarket showed off some of the newest additions to its Specialbuys range which landed in stores on Thursday, June 8, including a host of garden must-haves for summer. Among the new bits and pieces are outdoor seat cushions, solar lights, planters and bird feeders to spruce up your outside space - but one product in particular caught the eye of shoppers when Aldi shared a glimpse of it on Instagram.

The Garden Sun Shade from Gardenline is now being sold only in stores for £19.99, and is available as either a rectangle or triangle shape in grey or beige. Aldi describes the handy shade as being ideal for creating a shady spot for all the family, from a protected play area for the little ones to a cool corner for the grown-ups to enjoy some al fresco dining - and shoppers are already vowing to snap one up for themselves.

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Aldi's comments section was quickly filled with customers tagging their friends to tell them about the sun shade. "Check this out!" one person said, while others left heart-eyes emojis and someone else remarked: "That sun shade looks great."

Also landing in the Specialbuys aisle this week were Decorative Wall Geckos for £9.99 to add a quirky touch to your garden, along with the eye-catching £6.99 Percy Peacock Wall Light. Shoppers can also pick up a six-pack of Mosaic Solar Lights for £14.99 in stores for an extra pop of outdoor colour.

Elsewhere in Aldi's garden shop, shoppers can splash out - literally - on a 14ft Elite Rattan Frame Pool to keep cool in the heatwave, available for £299.99 on the supermarket's website. Or for a cheaper alternative there's the Summer Waves Metal Frame Pool, which comes with a cover included and will set you back just £129.99.

And for any households with pooches that need somewhere to stay cool this summer, the retailer has also brought back its bestselling Sunshade Dog Bed for £19.99. The raised bed comes with a UV 50 protection canopy, and has been praised as "brilliant" by owners for keeping their pets safe from the sun.

Aldi isn't the only budget-friendly retailer going big on its garden offering this year - both The Range and B&M both recently launched huge sales on outdoor furniture, décor, barbeques and more. The Range is currently offering shoppers up to 35% off garden seating, while B&M has slashed prices by up to 33%.


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