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Loving... fountains

All you need to run your own fully-functioning, self-sufficient water feature is sun. This slate-stepped fountain, containing a solar pump costs £89.99 from gardens4less.com.

Hating ... garden lights

Electricity-guzzling exterior lighting can inflate your energy bills. Save yourself the expense and illuminate your garden tastefully with these solar-powered lights, £32.99, ethicalsuperstore.com.

Buying... The Ting Sling

You are not likely to find this contemporary take on the hammock in other gardens. Once you've wowed friends with its looks, gloat about its ethical credentials – the sling is fashioned from old seatbelts. £350, from tinglondon.com.