The Shedstore Blog

  1. A Tidy Shed is a Tidy Mind (and a Better Garden)

    A Tidy Shed is a Tidy Mind (and a Better Garden)

    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. 


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  2. Top 5 Bistro Sets

    Top 5 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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  3. Top 5 Timber Garden Essentials

    Top 5 Timber Garden Essentials

    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!).

     

    Renovating a garden is a challenging task


    1. A Garden Shed

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  4. How to Keep Your Patio Weed Free (and Moss Free Too)

    How to Keep Your Patio Weed Free (and Moss Free Too)

    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.










    Get rid of weeds

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  5. Bored With Retirement? Turn Your Shed into A Workshop

    Bored With Retirement? Turn Your Shed into A Workshop

    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.


    A selection of our garden workshops


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  6. Ten Perfect Planters for Your Garden

    Ten Perfect Planters for Your Garden

    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.


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  7. The Top 10 Questions to Ask When Buying A Shed

    The Top 10 Questions to Ask When Buying A Shed

    A new shed should last for decades, so ask yourself a few questions and get the choice right. 

    Metal, plastic or wooden shed? Small, medium or large?


    1. How much space have I got?

    A good first question because the answer determines where you should start looking. It’s rather obvious to say this, but I will anyway, go for the biggest shed

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  8. What to Look for When Choosing Your Garden Furniture

    What to Look for When Choosing Your Garden Furniture

    The garden is a place that is increasingly seen as an extension of the home - somewhere we can appreciate nature, yes, but also an area to relax with friends and family during the warmer, summer months. Just as we would never consider a sofa or table-free lounge, where we were forced to stand up to watch television or eat our meals, nor should the modern householder consider an empty garden, devoid of comfort. Outdoor furniture is simply a must if you’re to maximise enjoyment of your garden space. Here, we take a look at some of the options available to you, as well as showing you a range of Shedstore’s fantastic garden furniture.

     



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  9. No Garden Design Is Complete Without Border Edging

    No Garden Design Is Complete Without Border Edging

    Designing and maintaining an attractive garden is hard work. There is no doubt about it. Hours of planning, sowing, pruning and mowing (plus a whole host of other activities) are required to keep gardens presentable. Why then, ruin all your hard work by neglecting simple tasks? One such example is garden border edging. Omitting this vital finishing touch is a horticultural crime so heinous it could be compared to pairing a tailored three-piece suit with scuffed, unpolished shoes. Scruffy and unforgiveable. The separation between lawn and flower bed simply must be distinctly marked. 

    Garden edging is vital

    Luckily, garden edging is straightforward to install

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  10. 2x3 Grow-Plus Tiered Planter

    2x3 Grow-Plus Tiered Planter

    Here at Shedstore we’re giving you the chance to win this fantastic 2x3 Grow-Plus Tiered Planter which will make the ideal addition to any garden, patio or outside space. 

    This is a stunning feature, you can make a statement with these garden planters in your garden area, patio, decking, perhaps an accessory for the front of the house.

    We’re hosting the giveaway over on our Shedstore Facebook page.

    To be in with the chance of winning this Grow-plus tiered planter, all you need to do is – ‘LIKE’ our Facebook page, ‘LIKE’ one of the competition posts and then ‘SHARE’ the post on your own wall for your friends to see.

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