The Shedstore Blog
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.
Posted: July 11, 2018|Categories: Outdoor Lifestyle|
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)
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
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 robust; low-maintenance
Posted: June 13, 2018|
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.
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.
Renovating a garden is a challenging task. Transforming an outdoor space from an overgrown mess of brambles, stinging nettles and weeds to a stunning display of colourful flower beds, perfectly manicured lawns and striking features is no mean feat. However, by including these five garden essentials, the process is considerably simpler (and halfway completed!).
1. A Garden Shed
Posted: May 04, 2018|Categories: Garden Maintenance|
Patios are emerging from the dark winter and wet spring looking worse for wear. Algae and moss are causing major slip hazards and weeds are emerging from every poorly mortared joint. But sorting them out can be easy and highly satisfying.
Posted: April 27, 2018|Categories: Gardening Projects|
You’ve worked hard all your life, done the right thing and had your dedication to the company recognised when they presented you with a card of thanks and a carriage clock. It was a wonderful feeling, retiring. For the first time in life, you experienced a real sense of freedom. And when you and the other-half finally holidayed in that far-flung place you’d always dreamed about? Well, it was an experience you’ll never forget.
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A wooden planter is such a garden essential that to have a garden but no planter would be like using a pen without ink, making an omelette without an egg or wearing glasses without lenses. Whether you have a spacious garden and flower beds, a small courtyard or simply a balcony, garden planters are very much a ‘need’ rather than a ‘want’. After all, where would the world be without an abundance of plants, flowers, home-grown vegetables and herbs?
Now we’ve established that you need a planter, you’ll be pleased to know that you’ve landed on the website of the UK’s leading supplier of wooden planters. Not only that, but on a page of our website dedicated to 10 premier planters from our fantastic range. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at them.