With summer on the horizon, many of us will be thinking about getting our outdoor space ready for relaxing, hosting, and soaking up some rays.
With this in mind, the team at UK-based SGS Engineering has produced four garden brainteasers, challenging the nation to spot the hidden tools in the outdoor scenes.
According to the creators, it takes 31 seconds on average to find all the hidden tools in the four scenes.
So, can you beat the clock?
Spring garden – Can you see the lawnmower? Tip: In most UK gardens, you need to start mowing your lawn in late March/early April but don’t cut the grass too short or it might not grow back!
Autumn garden – Can you find the leaf blower? Tip: It’s best to get rid of any fallen leaves in autumn, as these can kill your grass. A leaf blower takes the hard work out of clearing these and will save you time re-seeding your lawn in the summer
Summer garden – Can you spot the jet washer? Tip: Jet washing a deck, patio or fence can help if look good as new but give it a good sweep first and don’t use a super high setting on wood as this can cause splitting
Winter garden – Can you spot the hedge trimmer? Tip: Winter is typically the best time to trim hedges as plants are ‘dormant’ and therefore there is less risk of damaging the hedge and breaking buds.
Top gardening tips
Spring garden: In most UK gardens, you need to start mowing your lawn in late March/early April but don’t cut the grass too short or it might not grow back!
Summer garden: Jet washing a deck, patio or fence can help if look good as new but give it a good sweep first and don’t use a super high setting on wood as this can cause splitting.
Autumn garden: It’s best to get rid of any fallen leaves in autumn, as these can kill your grass. A leaf blower takes the hard work out of clearing these and will save you time re-seeding your lawn in the summer.
Winter garden: Tip: Winter is typically the best time to trim hedges as plants are ‘dormant’ and therefore there is less risk of damaging the hedge and breaking buds.
The Spring garden graphic challenges puzzlers to spot the lawnmower, while the Summer garden is hiding a jet washer – but can you find them both?
Elsewhere, a leaf blower is cleverly concealed amongst the greenery in the Autumn garden, while a hedge trimmer appears to be out of sight in a snowy scene in the Winter garden.
But with colourful graphics jam-packed with other everything from leaves to other garden tools, they may be trickier to solve than you think.
Give up? Scroll down to find the answers…
Spring garden answer: The lawnmower can be found towards the right-hand side of the image positioned next to the tree (pictured)
Autumn garden answer: Feast your eyes towards the left-hand side of the colourful graphic to find the hidden object
Summer garden : The jet washer is hidden towards the right-hand side of the busy graphic, neatly packed away in the garden shed
Winter garden answer: Some may have struggled to find the hedge trimmer (circled above) because it is hidden in snow
While spring has been a bit of a washout so far, another fiendishly difficult seek-and-find challenge will treat puzzlers to the sight of a colourful garden in full bloom.
The challenge, featuring an array of colourful blooms challenges players to spot the white lily hiding among the roses and blue hydrangeas.
The brainteaser created by UK-based company Reassured will put even the most eagle-eyed puzzlers to the test.
The puzzle takes the average person 32 seconds to complete – but can you solve it any quicker? Scroll down to try your luck.
A fiendishly tricky new seek-and-find puzzle challenges players to spot the lily hiding among the roses
Still looking among the clusters of blue and yellow flowers? Scroll down to find the answer circled in red.
Another new challenge created by London-based company Free Office Finder has a record time of 64 seconds to beat.
It challenges players to spot the computer mouse hiding among the office equipment.
Still looking for the lily among the roses and clusters of blue and yellow flowers? It’s located on the right
The difficult puzzle comes as Britons prepare to return to the office due to easing lockdown restrictions.
Currently, those who can work from home are still advised to do so – but legal limitations on social distancing in England are set to end on June 21st.
If you’re struggling to spot the computer mouse try looking towards the top right of the cluttered image.
Another new challenge created by London-based company Free Office Finder has a record time of 64 seconds to beat
Another tricky seek-and-find puzzle is asking eagle-eyed readers to spot the dog who stole the sausage at the BBQ.
The brainteaser, by watch retailer Toff London, challenges you to find the dog who has thieved the snack, hidden in a graphic that features strings of sausages scattered among the canines to make it all the more difficult.
The puzzle creators released the graphic to celebrate as lockdown restrictions ease and friends and family in groups of six or two households can now meet up outside.
Still haven’t managed to find the mouse? It’s located in the right hand corner of the brainteaser
The tricky brainteaser throws in a lot of red herrings among the popular dog breeds, including Dalmatians, Jack Russells and Beagles.
Some pooches have a burger or a bone in their mouth, and there are strings of sausages throughout the picture, but only one dog has the sausages in his mouth.
If you’re struggling, turn your attention to the bottom right hand corner of the image.
The brainteaser, by watch retailer Toff London, challenges you to find the dog who has a string of sausages in his mouth hidden in a graphic among sausages and other pooches to throw you off
Chief Operating Officer Faisal Bhatti said: ‘At Toff London, we understand that there’s nothing like the bond between an owner and their dog. That’s why we have released an extensive range of dog-themed watches so you can match your furry friend!
‘We hope that our brainteaser can be enjoyed by dog lovers and puzzle fans alike, at an appropriate time now that the sun has started to shine and BBQs and picnics are on the rise.’
Scroll down for the reveal.
The dog with the sausages in his mouth can be found towards the bottom right hand corner of the puzzle, circled in red (above)
Meanwhile another fiendishly tricky seek-and-find puzzle challenges puzzlers to spot the engagement ring hidden among the watches.
The brainteaser, by British jewellery retailer F. Hinds, challenges you to find the ring hidden in the graphic which is crammed with watches to try and throw you off the scent.
The puzzle creators claim that on average it takes 13 seconds for people to find the glittering engagement piece – so how long will it take you?
The brainteaser, by British jewellery retailer F. Hinds, challenges you to find the ring hidden in the graphic which is crammed with watches to try and throw you off the scent
The colourful graphic makes it harder to spot where the shimmering ring might be thanks to the many similar watches scattered around.
But if you’re struggling, concentrate your attention towards the bottom left of the puzzle.
Check out whether you got it right by scrolling down to find the answer circled below.
The answer can be seen circled in red, hidden towards the bottom left of the brainteaser (above)
Meanwhile, a tricky equation-style brainteaser is sure to put the nation’s numeracy skills to the test.
The series of brainteasers, created by Reassured, are designed to encourage prospective parents to think about the financial impact of having a child.
Items of baby apparatus such as bottles, bibs and soothers costing different amounts feature in a set of tricky equations – challenging the reader to calculate how much each item is worth.
There’s an 89-second record to beat and you’ll definitely need to dust off your equation-solving skills from maths class at school to crack the puzzles.
Puzzle 1: The series of brainteasers, created by Reassured, are designed to encourage the nation to think about the financial impact of having a child
Puzzle 2: Each puzzle features various average costs associated with raising a child across housing, food and clothing, rounded up to the nearest thousand pounds
Puzzle 3: How are you doing for time? Don’t forget, there’s an 89-second record to beat!
Each puzzle features various average costs associated with raising a child across housing, food and clothing, rounded up to the nearest thousand pounds.
It comes after recent research places the basic cost of raising a child until the age of 18 at £71,611. This further rises to £152,747 when additional costs such as housing, clothing and food are taken into account.
So, have you managed to find all of the costings? Scroll down for the reveal…
Puzzle 1 answers: Take a look above to see if you got the costings correct
Puzzle 2 answers: The brainteasers get trickier as they go on, so are you still on track for a full house?
Puzzle 3 answers: If you scored all costings correctly, did you do it in under 89 seconds and beat the record time?
Another tricky visual puzzle, which is the work of Hungarian cartoonist Gergely Dudas, better known as Dudolf, challenges the nation to find the one bird in this vibrant brainteaser that doesn’t have a pair.
The brainteaser shows vibrant birds sitting on telephone wires, each with different combinations of colours on their heads, bodies and wings.
All but one has a matching pair… so can you find the odd bird out?
Scroll down for the reveal
The tricky visual puzzle is the work of Hungarian cartoonist Gergely Dudas, better known as Dudolf , who is known for creating seek-and-find pictures
There are a total of 41 birds across four telephone wires, so there are 20 pairs to be found.
Some are sitting snuggled up together while others are at opposite ends of the image.
If you’re struggling to find the odd-one-out, try looking around the middle of the picture. Need another clue? The bird you are looking for has a blue head.
Scroll down for the reveal…
The odd-one-out was this bird, which has a blue head, red body and a green tail
In a recent seek-and-find puzzle, Dudolf had hidden a cat in a pack of happy raccon.
The seek-and-find puzzle, shared on his website, shows a number of raccoons with some snacking and others wearing hats – but among the crowd is a hidden cat.
Think you have what it takes to find the moggy?
Hungarian artist Gergely Dudas put together this seek-and-find brainteaser. Can you find the cat hiding among the raccoons?
The racoons in the drawing all have grey features, despite some standing out because of their colourful accessories, but can you tell where the cat is hiding?
If you’re struggling, try to scan the drawing from left to right and from top to bottom.
Dudolf is best known for created vibrant, light-hearted puzzles that flummox fans. He has also created an illustrated children’s book and released collections of some of his best brainteasers.
Scroll down for more fun-filled brainteasers and puzzles.
Answer: the cat was hiding in the bottom right corner with a raccoon ear disguising its face
As offices prepare for the return to work, a new puzzle has been created that challenges the nation to spot the mobile phone hidden among the familiar items found in the workplace.
The fiendishly difficult puzzle, created by UK-based retailer So Pure Air, is proving to be quite the challenge to even the most experienced of puzzlers.
According to the creators, the current record stands at an impressive 11 seconds. So, do you think you can beat it?
A new puzzle by UK-based retailer So Pure Air challenges the nation to spot the mobile phone hidden among the familiar items found in the workplace – and there’s a record of 11 seconds to beat
The brainteaser follows research that found almost half of Brits are reluctant to return to their office when lockdown is lifted.
The study with 2,000 UK adults explored the public’s attitudes towards returning to ‘normal life’ after lockdown.
The research revealed that two thirds said that COVID-19 has changed their behaviour forever, admitting that there are things they will never do again following the pandemic.
So, have you managed to spot the phone yet? Scroll down to find the answers circled in red.
The hidden mobile phone can be found circled in red hiding in the middle of the busy scene (pictured)
If you enjoyed that, why not have a go at this autumnal brainteaser?
The seasonal puzzle challenges players to spot six sneaky hedgehogs hiding among the leaves – and it’s left many people scratching their heads.
Created by UK home interior specialists hillarys.co.uk, it’s tricky to find just one of Britain’s favourite garden visitors.
So, do you think you can spot the six hedgehogs and beat the record time of 30 seconds?
Home interior experts Hillarys.co.uk have created a brainteaser to remind you to look out for hedgehogs in your garden this autumn
The key to solving this mystery is to focus on the darker shades of brown in the image.
Ready? Don’t forget to set a timer to see how long it takes you to track down the hedgehogs!
Pining for a little help? Or confident you found all the spiky creatures?
Why don’t you check the image below to see how you fared?
There they are! Did you spot all six of the hidden hedgehogs in less than the record time of 30 seconds?
If you’re hungry for more fun, why not try your hand at this Strictly Come Dancing-themed game?
The puzzle, created by UK-based Dancewear Central, was released to celebrate Nicola Adams and Katya Jones becoming the first same-sex couple to dance together on the hit BBC One show.
According to the creator, the fastest time recorded to find the elegant duo is 70 seconds- but how long will it take you?
A tricky puzzle (pictured), created by UK-based Dancewear Central, challenges the nation to spot the silhouette of a female same-sex couple amongst the other dancers
Whether you’re able to find them or not, hopefully the puzzle will provide a little distraction from the stresses of the current social disDANCING measures.
Give it a try and see how you get on. Good luck – and don’t forget to time yourself!
Do you think you’ve found it? Or are you hanging up your dance shoes and throwing the towel in?
Whatever the case may be, you can find the solution image below.
If you’re struggling to find the hidden couple, then gaze your eyes to the bright pink square circled above (pictured)
Certain insects love to wreak havoc on a well-packed wardrobe – with clothes moths being one of the worst offenders.
The pesky critters are often tricky to spot – so can you find one lurking among this assortment of garments in this tricky brainteaser?
The seek-and-find puzzle was created by Cleanipedia to discover how good the British public are at spotting camouflaged insects that hide around your home, especially as we enter spring.
Can you spot the clothes moth lurking among this assortment of garments in this tricky brainteaser?
Clothes moths like to lay their eggs on natural fabric like silk, cotton, fur, and wool, and when the larva hatches it eats away at the material, weakening fibres and creating holes in the garment.
They can get into your house in a few ways, but if you’ve recently imported some older clothing or upholstery, that’s most likely the cause.
The moth in this brainteaser appears to be munching away on one of the items of clothing, but can you spot which one?
If you’re struggling to find it, scroll down to the solution below.
There it is! The moth has managed to camouflage itself as it munches away on a brown felt hat – so did you manage to spot it?
Meanwhile, an educational seek-and-find puzzle challenges the nation to spot the seven hygiene hazards in a kitchen.
The tricky brainteaser, created by Hammonds Kitchens, was to help people keep in mind important hygiene habits when it comes to their homes.
According to the creators, the current record to find them all is 45 seconds. So, how will you fare?
An educational seek-and-find puzzle, created by Hammonds Kitchens (pictured), challenges the nation to spot the seven hygiene hazards
The company found that while 98 per cent of Brits have adopted new hygiene habits since lockdown began, these habits don’t seem to have made it into our kitchens, as the average UK residential kitchen would score just 1.6 out of five on the UK’s food hygiene ratings.
So with that in mind, why not test your knowledge in trying to identify them in the busy graphic?If you give up and are keen to fund out where the others are, then scroll down for all to be revealed.
The answers, which can be seen circled in red, are: Dirty sponges by the sink, meat and vegetables on the same chopping board, freezer brokeny, soap dispenser by the sink empty, dead flies by the window, food waste dropped around the bin and dirty equipment (knives, plates)