The Shedstore Blog

  1. When is the best time to buy a shed?

    When is the best time to buy a shed?

    The simple answer to that question, and one that saves time, is ‘now.’ Assuming you’re reading this in the summer, of course. There, you’ve now got five minutes back of your life to sort out that very shed. 

    Or, if you have a brew in hand and have nothing else to do, here are a few compelling reasons to buy that new shed right now:







     

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  2. Why Should I Buy a Summer House?

    Why Should I Buy a Summer House?

    Extend Summer and Enjoy Your Garden All-Year-Round with a Summerhouse

    Fabulous summer weather has resulted in gardens taking over lounges as our real ‘living rooms’. But, as autumn looms, we can’t help dreading once again being cooped up indoors. Don’t despair, here at Shedstore, we have a sure-fire way to prolong your garden-based glee. For, this autumn, there’s no need to join the mass exodus out of the garden and back into the house. No, not once you’ve bought

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  3. Creating Shade in Your Garden

    Creating Shade in Your Garden

    The case for purchasing a pergola, canopy, gazebo or garden arbour...

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving the current hot weather as much as everyone else; but, sometimes, it’s nice to sit outside, in the shade, without feeling like you’re beginning to melt, or worrying about waking up in the morning as red as a lobster, with painful peeling shoulders. Trust me, sunburn is not a look you want to be sporting for the big meeting first thing on Monday.

    Creating some shelter in your garden offers you welcome respite from the scorching summer sun, allowing you to spend more time outside, at a much more comfortable temperature.

    Here are a few options well worth considering, and, don’t worry, there’s

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  4. A Guide to Feeding Plants in the Garden

    A Guide to Feeding Plants in the Garden

    It’s been a great growing season up to now with plenty of rain and a good dollop of sun. Soil and compost are getting tired and some are struggling to keep up with the demands of voracious root systems. Feeding time! 

    Plants in containers concern me most as you cannot get the natural interaction between soil organisms and roots required for the best healthy and sustainable growth. A little bit extra is needed. But even plants in natural soil can starve their surroundings, especially fast growing and active plants. 


    A man putting his hand in dry soil and a model of a monster plant called 'Audrey'

    Underst

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  5. Top 5 Small Corner Summerhouses for This Summer

    Top 5 Small Corner Summerhouses for This Summer

    Our Top 5 Small Corner Summerhouses for This Summer

    With summer finally here, we look at the top 5 small corner summerhouses to help you make the most of the weather and your garden this year. And they aren't just for summer... A summerhouse with thicker timbers can be used year round as a home office, home gym or simply extra living space for you and your family. 

    A corner summerhouse is particularly great where you need to really maximise the space in your garden. Tucked in a corner, out of the way yet with the best views of the garden, a corner summerhouse is both practical and attractive.



    1.   8' x 8' Shire Barclay Corner Summerhouse (2.3x2.3m)

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  6. Our Top 5 Garden Games

    Our Top 5 Garden Games

    There’s nothing quite like a garden game, is there? What else offers the whole family so many hours of fun and helps create no end of happy memories? In fact, when you think about it, outdoor games benefit us a lot more than we think. They give us the chance to learn invaluable life skills, such as how to win, lose and follow rules, as well as the freedom to breathe in fresh air and get a bit of exercise, all within the safe confines of the family home. Giant outdoor games also provide us with a golden opportunity to spend quality time with family, friends and neighbours, and help us forget the mundane and the stressful for a few hours, at least.

    Garden games’ appeal often spans the generations, reminding us adults of our own childhoods, yet always teaching us something new. They are as addictive as games consoles, yet better by far for both body and mind. They can be relaxing or nerve-wrack

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  7. 5 Fantastic Gazebos for Summer and Beyond

    5 Fantastic Gazebos for Summer and Beyond

    In the midst of a beautiful summer, our thoughts inevitably turn to the outdoors and, for most of us, this begins with the garden. Suitable for boisterous children’s games, alfresco dining with a loved one, entertaining friends… nowhere offers us as much scope for enjoyment as our garden space. What’s more, nobody appreciates this more than Shedstore, the UK’s leading supplier of everything related to gardens. However, if we were forced to recommend just one, single product to you this summer, what would it be? Without hesitation, our answer is a gazebo.

    A wooden gazebo is one of those rare items that truly does offer you the best of both worlds: easy to erect yet reassuringly

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  8. A Tidy Shed Makes For a Better Garden

    A Tidy Shed Makes For a Better Garden

    Top Tips for a Tidy Shed

    It’s that time of year when your shed becomes messy. None of us can help it, in spite of our best efforts. Inevitably, rain arrives as you finish mowing and it’s a case of ‘quick, get the mower away’ and it’s never in the right place, comfortably nestling under the benching. Nope, it’s slap-bang in the way of the door. Same with the mountain of now redundant cloches, tangles of netting, tumbleweed and horticultural fleece. But you can change your ways. Really. 

    Chuck It

    The first job in tidying a shed is to throw away anything that is surplus to requirements. It is so much more efficient to take a photograph of the can of paint, for matching purposes, than keeping the can itself. Or paint a swatch onto a piece of old wallpaper and write the brand and shade on the back. The contents of the can will most likely be ‘off’

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  9. Top 5 Bistro Sets

    Top 5 Bistro Sets

    Beautiful Bistro Sets

    There are few things in this world more civilised than a bistro set. The perfect place to sit and enjoy morning coffee, the ideal setting for an alfresco lunch, and the ultimate accompaniment to an evening glass of wine with a loved one, the bistro set is wonderful outdoor furniture to suit almost any occasion.

    What’s more, bistro sets are relatively inexpensive, beautifully stylish and incredibly easy to store, making them the obvious starting point for any garden furniture collection.

    Here at Shedstore, we stock a fantastic range of bistro sets, suitable for every type of garden. Let’s take a look, in no particular order, at five of our favourites:


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  10. Top 5 Timber Garden Essentials

    Top 5 Timber Garden Essentials

    What Your Garden Needs

    Your garden is an extension of your home and, just as your home wouldn't be the same without a few essentials (a sofa, a bed, a dining table, to name a few), your garden won't be the same without the following Top 5 Garden Essentials. And, being experts in all things timber, we're showing you the wooden garden essentials, of course..

     

    1. A Garden Shed

    Taking care of meticulously planned out borders, carefully designed lawns and quirky ornaments requires at least a few pieces of gardening equipment. Unless you want incessant complaints from your significant other, it’s probably worth investing in a proper storage solution for these tools, rather than carefully balancing them behind the back door (a disaster waiting to happen). A wooden shed is the answer.

    Perfect for storing tools and children’s toys, or even acting as a tranquil spot within which to relax aft

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