Monthly Archives: July 2018

  1. 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

    Read more »
  2. A Guide to Feeding Plants in the Garden

    A Guide to Feeding Plants in the Garden

    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. 


    A man putting his hand in dry soil and a model of a monster plant called 'Audrey'

    Underst

    Read more »
  3. Top 5 Small Corner Summerhouses for This Summer

    Top 5 Small Corner Summerhouses for This Summer

    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. 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.



    1.   8' x 8' Shire Barclay Corner Summerhouse (2.3x2.3m)

    Read more »
  4. Our Top 5 Garden Games

    Our Top 5 Garden Games

    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:


    Read more »