Q – I need a garden parasol to keep away from the sun in hot weather but know nothing about them, what should I buy?

A – A parasol is certainly a huge bonus for your garden, especially in hot weather when you need some shade. It can usually be slotted into a garden table or bistro set; on the other hand if it is fixed to an extended arm it can be tilted round to follow the sun as it moves. Most parasols need a heavy base to keep the parasol stable as you shouln’t really rely on a table to support it. Parasols with a winder or pulley system are often worth the extra cost.