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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.
Understanding Plant Nut
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. What could be better than unwinding in your own dedicated relaxation space, away from the hustle and bustle of your home? 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. Many of our designs boast gorgeous windows, letting in plenty of natural light, creating a pleasant environment inside. Why not be creative with how you decorate your summerhouse, so you can really have your own unique space?
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:
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 b
Top Tips for a Tidy Shed
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.
The first job in tidying a shed is to throw away anything that is surplus to requirements. It is so much more efficient to take a photograph of the can of paint, for matching purposes, than keeping the can itself. Or paint a swatch onto a piece of old wallpaper and write the brand and shade on the back. The contents of the can will most likely be ‘off’ - pigments will have separated and a thick skin will
What Your Garden Needs
Your garden is an extension of your home and, just as your home wouldn't be the same without a few essentials (a sofa, a bed, a dining table, to name a few), your garden won't be the same without the following Top 5 Garden Essentials. And, being experts in all things timber, we're showing you the wooden garden essentials, of course..
1. A Garden Shed
Taking care of meticulously planned out borders, carefully designed lawns and quirky ornaments requires at least a few pieces of gardening equipment. Unless you want incessant complaints from your significant other, it’s probably worth investing in a proper storage solution for these tools, rather than carefully balancing them behind the back door (a disaster waiting to happen). A wooden shed is the answer.
Perfect for storing tools and children’s toys, or even acting as a tranquil spot within which to relax after a hard day’s w
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 yourself a comfy kneeler, sink to your knees and do your weedy business. Make sure you get every scrap of root out wherever possible as perennial weeds (dandelions are one of the worst culprits) will regrow. Annual weeds are best removed before they start to flower and set seed. It will save you a whole heap of problems later in the year
You’ve worked hard all your life and 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.
Since those halcyon days, you’ve cleaned out the shed, got the garden looking great, visited the grandkids ‘down south’ and… And?
There’s something missing, isn’t there? A man or woman who was as busy as you shouldn’t be watching daytime TV. You want a little project to get your teeth into, don’t you?
A wooden planter is a garden essential. 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 discovered the website of the UK’s leading supplier of wooden planters. Not only that, but you've landed 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.
A new shed is an investment in your home and garden - and it should last decades. Therefore, it is important to make the right choice first time. Here we have compiled the Top 10 Questions to Ask When Buying a Shed. Take time to think about each one. If you have any questions, our friendly UK-based customer service team will be happy to help you. Try our live chat feature or call 0333 003 0581.
1. How much space have I got?