Monthly Archives: March 2017

  1. Greenhouse design ideas

    A greenhouse allows you to garden earlier in the year and well into winter. In fact, there's something you can be getting on with all the year round once you have a greenhouse in place.
    Most greenhouses have to be both practical and aesthetically pleasing. That's because they are usually a focal point in a garden’s design. And so they should be – a wooden greenhouse bursting with sun ripened tomatoes is a joy to behold.

    The practicality of a good greenhouse comes down to its usable space. You want as much glass or polycarbonate as possible – then your plants can grow healthily. You also need as big a greenhouse as your space or wallet can afford. Ask any greenhouse owner and all will say that they wished that they'd gone for the next size up. Even in winter when growing is at its lowest point, you will have overwintering plants, potted up onion sets ready for the great outdoors, and seed packets dotted around ready for spring all jostling for space. In

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  2. How to build a garden office

    How to build a garden office

    Work from Your Garden

    More people are working from home than ever and many do so from an office in their garden. And why not? It saves all that tiresome commuting and with internet connections generally being better than ever, communication is easy. And, if surrounded by plants and wildlife, surely the standard of work is better? A garden office is therefore one of the must have features of a modern garden.

    12x12 28mm Forest Souternes Log CabinPlanning Permission

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  3. Do I Need a Shed Base?

    Do I Need a Shed Base?

    The Importance of a Shed Base

    What Does a Shed Base Do?

    Shed bases, whatever they are made out of, need to achieve three things:

    1. The first is to make the ground level.
    2. The second is to support the weight of your shed.
    3. The third is to allow air circulation beneath the shed.

    It is false economy to plonk a brand new shed directly on the soil. It is inevitable that the soil will move, causing the shed to tip, slope and slant. The door won't open or shut correctly and, if made of wood, water will ingress causing premature rotting. You need a shed base and it’s best to do it before your shed goes down.

    Shed Base Options

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