The Shedstore Blog

  1. A Beginner’s Guide to Composting

    A Beginner’s Guide to Composting

    Why and How to Compost 

    If you haven't got a composter, then act now. If you already have one, then get yourself another. Compost heaps are the heartbeat of your garden and there are ways to get the best from your compost corner. 

    So, don't delay and compost today

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  2. Get Your Shed Ready for Winter with Our Garden Shed MOT

    Get Your Shed Ready for Winter with Our Garden Shed MOT

    The Shedstore Shed MOT

    The summer is over. Weeks of unbroken sunshine, record temperatures and paddling pools will soon be nothing but a distant memory. Winter is coming, so it’s time to wrap up warm, batten down the hatches and protect all that we hold dear.

    For customers of Shedstore this can only mean one thing… It’s time to get your shed ready for winter with Shedstore’s 5-point Shed MOT.





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  3. A Seasonal Guide to the Greenhouse

    If you're interested in growing your own fruit and veg, this seasonal guide explaining what to grow and do in the greenhouse at each stage of the year will be of great help.

    One of the most valuable assets any gardener may possess is a greenhouse.  For those gardeners fortunate enough to have one, the growing season can be extended.  This enables gardeners to make the best use of the sun for longer periods of time. 

    A wide range of fruit and vegetable crops can be produced in a greenhouse.  Furthermore, since the greenhouse environment can be controlled, providing heat and extending the growing season it is important to understand which crops to plant during the different seasons of the year.

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  4. 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. 

    A shabby, old shed and the very smart 10x7 Windsor Shiplap Apex Wooden Garden Shed


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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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 garden 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.

    Here at Shedstore, we love garden games and, following a discussion in the office and warehouse, we’d like to share our 5 favourites with you. So, before we change our minds, and in reverse order, here they are:


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  10. 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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