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Top 5 Uses for a Corner Shed
A corner shed makes full use of those awkward spots in the garden and can, with a little creativity and imagination, be much more than a simple shed.
Running power to a shed opens up a lot of possibilities. Lighting will help you use the shed beyond the hours of daylight and can convert a shed, with a little insulation, into anything from a home office to a back-garden pub. We look at some different ideas to help you make the most of your shed this year.
Your Guide to Buying a Lean to Greenhouse
A greenhouse makes so much more of the gardening year: you can start growing early in spring; you can finish late in autumn; and you can keep things looking great over winter.
But a greenhouse can take up a lot of space. You do after all need a few feet all around a traditional greenhouse for maintenance and to allow light into the structure. So, if you want a greenhouse but are limited on space, look no further than a lean to greenhouse. They are fantastic.
A lean to does what it says in the name – they lean against a wall. I’ve seen them leaning against sturdy fencing to great effect. The pent shape roof then slopes downwards and, voila, you have a superb growing area.
The benefits of a lean to greenhouse
Size: Lean-tos can be small – capable of growing a growbag of tomatoes or a few tender plants – or as big as
If you don't have a lot of spare space in your garden or simply want quick and easy access to your everyday gardening items, then a garden storage box is the perfect solution. There are plenty of styles to choose from, many use different materials in their manufacture, but all keep your belongings dry, safely tucked up and ready for use.
What are the benefits of a garden storage box?
- Secure your gardening tools
- Keep electric and metal equipment dry to avoid rust
- Take up less space than s shed
- Can be chosen or painted to suit your existing garden theme
Choosing a garden storage box
Wooden storage boxes
Wooden storage boxes are a popular choice as they blend naturally into most garden settings, are robust, can be painted or stained to keep up with the latest gardening trends and are lockable. Did I mention they are easily put toget
Choose the Right Shed for You and Your Garden
Here at Shedstore, we offer a wide range of shed designs to cater to your shed storage and garden needs. These come in a variety of sizes too. Have a look through our wooden shed design guide to see which one is best for your needs. Need more help? Call our friendly, knowledgeable customer service team and they’ll be happy to help you figure out which shed is best for you. Click on images for further product details.
Traditional Apex Garden Shed Designs
Nothing beats the traditional design of an apex shed. A mini-house designed for all your gardening bits and bobs, machinery, and tools – not forgetting garden furniture and bikes. An essential part of the garden and home, a traditional apex shed will last for years.
Optimise your shed with these storage ideas
Installing a shed is only part of getting the best from your garden. Making full use of all available space within the shed is of paramount importance. Hooks will keep bulky, unwieldy items off the floor and make use of wall space. Shelving, pegboards for tools and any sets of drawers all help keep gardening items neatly stacked away. Keep hand tools and anything you use on a daily or weekly basis to hand. Less used items can be stored in corners and hard to reach spots. And only store what you use. Don’t let your shed become a dumping ground for rubbish or a museum to old paint pots. Keep it pristine and clean with some of these great shed storage ideas.
Shed Shelving Units
Every shed needs a few sturdy shelves to help support the weight of bags of compost, tools, and seed trays. Free-standing and easy to assem
A potting shed is a special shed with a purpose of its very own. It is designed for us gardeners who love to grow-your-own, nurture seedlings into plants and spend hours pottering in the shed. Perhaps they should be called pottering sheds instead? Here we look at a few different potting shed designs that allow us pottering gardeners the best environment and storage for growing.
Potting Shed Designs
Potting sheds are the perfect solution to growing seedlings and plants in a garden where there isn’t space for a dedicated greenhouse. Combining the best of both worlds, you will have plenty of space for all your storage needs and masses of growing area to raise your tender seedlings.
Posted: May 30, 2017|Categories: How To & Technical Advice|
How to Build Your Shed
Building your shed need not be as daunting a task as you think. Our plans and instructions aim to help you every step of the way. Read through these top tips for building your shed first:
Which Wooden Shed Design is Best For You?
Here at Shedstore, we offer a wide range of wooden shed designs to cater for your shed storage and space needs. These come in a variety of sizes too. Have a look through our wooden shed designs gallery to see which shed is best for your needs. Need more help? Call our friendly, knowledgeable customer service team and they’ll be happy to help you figure out which shed is best for you.
Traditional Apex Garden Sheds
This year, Pro Gardens Ltd have reached the finals of the Show Garden competition at BBC Gardeners’ World. We caught up with them to find out what is going to happen on the day, what we can expect to see from them, and a bit more about their gardening style. Check out our interview!
Our interview with Pro Gardens Ltd
1. You’re in the finals of the Show Garden competition at BBC Gardeners’ World Live this year, can you give us any insight into what we might expect to see from you on the day?
We wanted to create something that both adults and children could enjoy separately and together in both a physical sense whilst creating a shared deep connection. Everyone has a memory of playing in a garden as a child, the adventures and stories you created within your imagination. When you see, children doing the same thing, you are transported back to that time in your childhood whi
Posted: April 26, 2017|Categories: Interviews, Events and News|
With this year’s Chelsea Fringe Festival fast approaching, we spoke to Tim Richardson again, festival director of the Chelsea Fringe Festival, to find out a bit more about what we can expect at this year’s festival.
What to expect at the 2017 Chelsea Fringe Festival
1. This year’s Chelsea Fringe festival is only a month away, can you give any inside information about what to expect?
The great thing about the Fringe is that we genuinely don’t know quite what to expect. Every year I am surprised and delighted by what turns up, and every year events come in a form which I was not quite expecting. At the Fringe, we see this as a good thing! So take your pick and dive in….
2. Do you have any high-profile attendees this year?