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  1. How to Stop Slugs in Their Tracks

    How to Stop Slugs in Their Tracks

    Wet Weather Leads to a Slug Onslaught

    A mild winter + wet spring + a ban on a certain type of slug pellet = slug invasion!

    New Ban on Slug Pellets

    Ferrous Phosphate powder - a slug detterent

    Slugs are on the move and, for the sake of wildlife, one weapon in the shed is being phased out. Slug pellets containing metaldehyde will no longer be legal after next year. Gardeners need to think about alternatives, and to act now. The rasping teeth of slugs are already chewing at your new shoots.

    A slug pellet based on ferrous phosphate is still OK for use in the garden. These still kill slugs but instead of dying on top

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  2. What to Look for When Buying Garden Furniture Online

    What to Look for When Buying Garden Furniture Online

    Garden Furniture Is A Must

    The garden is increasingly seen as an extension of the home - somewhere we can appreciate nature, yes, but also an area to relax with family and friends during the warmer months.

    Outdoor furniture is simply a must if you’re to maximise enjoyment of your garden space.

    Buying new patio furniture online gives you the opportunity to grab a real bargain, so let's take a look at the options available:

    A green cushion and a book resting on top of the Forest Saratoga Wooden Garden Chair, which is situated on a lawn.

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  3. Why to Buy Wheelie Bin Storage and What are the Options

    Why to Buy Wheelie Bin Storage and What are the Options

    Wheelie bins are certainly not the most aesthetically pleasing (nor the best smelling) of garden features, despite being invaluable to every home.

    Furthermore, if the proper garden storage of wheelie bins is neglected, they can cause even more unpleasantness.

    This is the reason why wheelie bin storage is such a sound investment.

    Think we're exaggerating? Then please read on...

    Why You Need Wheelie Bin Storage

    fox raiding a bin

    Firstly, urban foxes and rats love nothing more than rummaging through wheelie bins on the hunt for an easy meal.

    This problem is exacerbated if you’ve forgotten to put the bins ou

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  4. Wooden Garden Arch Easter Giveaway

    Wooden Garden Arch Easter Giveaway

    Here at Shedstore, we’re giving you the chance to win this fabulous Forest Classic Wooden Arch 7'x6'

    The Classic Wooden Garden Arch is an incredible creation that will transform any entrance or exit in any outdoor space.

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

      To be in with the chance of winning this fantastic prize, 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.

      Entry deadline is Sunday 28th April at Midday and the winner will be announced on Monday 29th April 2019.

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    • Valentine's Planter Giveaway

      Valentine's Planter Giveaway

      Here at Shedstore, we’re giving you the chance to win this fabulous 5'0 x 1'8 Devon Wooden Herb Planter by Forest.


      Give more than just a bunch of flowers this Valentine's day. Enter our Valentine's Planter Competition to win this stunning planter and grow beautiful flowers all year round! 


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

      To be in with the chance of winning this fantastic prize, 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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    • A Beginner’s Guide to Composting

      A Beginner’s Guide to Composting

      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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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 nothing

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