The Shedstore Blog
Earlier this month, we spoke to our friends at The National Allotment Society about National Allotment Week, the benefits of keeping allotments, and how The National Allotment Society works to provide, promote and preserve allotments.
Find out all about their work, as well as how and why you should get involved in National Allotment Week this year in our interview below.
Interview with The National Allotment Society
1. The National Allotment Society – can you tell our readers a bit about yourselves?
The National Allotment Society (NSALG) is the leading national organisati
Plastic storage can be the perfect solution for your garden storage needs: easy to assemble, low maintenance and durable. Plus, the variety of sizes and designs ensures there is a plastic store for every garden. Here we take a look at a few of the best (click on the images for further product information):
The Best Wooden Greenhouses
The look, smell and sheer beauty of a wooden greenhouse is one of life's greatest pleasures. Superbly practical with inherent good looks - a wooden greenhouse is a structure to cherish.
Here are a few of our best greenhouses:
Wooden Mini Greenhouse:
This is a lovely way to get started in greenhouse gardening or if your garden is bijou. It’s ideal for an experienced gardener as well. All the timber in this 1.2m x 0.62m mini greenhouse is pressure treated and therefore has a whopping 15 year guarantee against rot. The wide double doors allow easy access to your seedlings and plants while the
Nothing beats the taste and aroma of freshly picked herbs especially when they have travelled food metres and not miles. A herb planter placed in a sunny spot outside your kitchen door will provide handfuls if not armfuls of herbs for many months of the year.
Whichever herb planter you choose, ensure it has plenty of drainage holes and is planted up using well-drained compost. Add extra grit until you hear the crunch when mixing. Drainage and a sunny site is vital to the success of your plants. But first, the planters:
Devon herb planter (SHS248) is a superb planter. Its wooden, made of tongue and groove cladding and is sturdy. The planter has a 15 year guarantee against rot and is easy to put together. A couple of hours tops from receiving the package to getting ready to fill with that quality well drained compost. It is 1.5m wide and 0.5m deep – and that's a great space to grow a lot of herbs.
There is a time and place when plastic garden storage is the perfect solution for keeping your gardening paraphernalia safe and snug. Plastic stores are easy to assemble and require little or no maintenance. They can also combine superb practicality with stunning good looks. What’s not to like?
The Importance of Tool Storage
Quality garden tools are worth looking after. And that starts with careful and clever storage in a shed or garage. This not only keeps them and you safe from accidents, it also makes them easily accessible as and when you need them. Keeping tools tidy needn’t be an expensive project.
A garage only becomes a great garage when everything is tidy, tucked away safely, and easily accessible. Simply throwing everything in and slamming shut the door isn’t good enough. And just think, with a little organisation there may even be room for your car. There’s a novel thought! Take a look at some of our top storage ideas.
It is easy to bolt and screw simple shelving to a wooden garage. Always make sure that whatever you use is securely fitted as the weight put onto shelves and units can be large. Sawn down planks of wood are often a first choice, but a 4-tier bolted black shelving unit is e
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