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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|
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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.
Posted: April 05, 2018|Categories: Product Advice|
A new shed should last for decades, so ask yourself a few questions and get the choice right.
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
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.
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.
Luckily, garden edging is straightforward to install
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.
The ‘Beast from the East’ has headed west and spring is warming both the north and the south. And it’s raised beds and containers that allow gardeners across the UK to get ahead of the game. Both can help with earlier sowing and planting and are easy to protect if any cold weather dares to head back. Get the best from your beds and pots by following a few guidelines.
First up, your raised beds. If they are newly constructed, ensure that all your fixings are tightened as recent weather and general movement of wood, and even plastic, can result in screws and nails coming loose. Have you lined your raised beds with empty compost sacks (folded inside out so the black part is showing into the bed)? If not, do it, as it will protect the bed from water.
Sitting somewhere between a conventional shed and a greenhouse, for too long the potting shed was overlooked and undervalued. Homeowners, searching for a strong and hardwearing garden storage facility, traditionally turned to its alpha-male big brother, the conventional shed, to satisfy their needs. Gardeners, desperate to secure those few extra degrees of winter heat for their beloved plants, typically found themselves seduced by the glamour of its younger sister, the greenhouse, with her slender frame and see-through panels leaving little to the imagination.
Lost in this garden ‘no man’s land’, a lesser building might have accepted its fate and vanished into obscurity, but not the potting shed. For those in the know have always seen the true value of this wonderful structure, and now more people are catching on. Many more people. So many, in fact, that 2018 promises to be the start o