Garden Design

  1. Using Solar Power in Garden Buildings

    Using Solar Power in Garden Buildings

    Add power to your shed or summer house without an electrician

    To make the most out of any shed, workshop, summerhouse or log cabin, you need to have lighting and power.

    This does not mean paying the high costs of an electrician laying cables under the lawn and wiring the outdoor building up to the mains. Instead, the easiest and most cost effective choice is to use solar power in garden buildings.

    solar lighting in a summer house

    Here we take a look at the amazing solar technology that makes it easy to add power to a shed or other external building without any specialist skills and without increasing electricity bills.

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  2. Our Top 10 Wooden Garden Arbours

    Our Top 10 Wooden Garden Arbours

    Best Traditional Arbour

    Shire Rose Arbour

    Shire Rose Arbour 5x3ft

    The Rose Arbour from Shire is the quintessential garden arbour: solid bench, trellis sides and sloping roof. What more could you want? Here the wooden arbour is painted in a soft green to help it blend into the natural surroundings.

    This arbour is pressure treated and comes with a 10-year anti-rot guarantee.

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  3. What to Look for When Buying Garden Furniture Online

    What to Look for When Buying Garden Furniture Online

    Garden Furniture Is A Must

    The garden is increasingly seen as an extension of the home - somewhere we can appreciate nature, yes, but also an area to relax with family and friends during the warmer months.

    Outdoor furniture is simply a must if you’re to maximise enjoyment of your garden space.

    Buying new patio furniture online gives you the opportunity to grab a real bargain, so let's take a look at the options available:

    A green cushion and a book resting on top of the Forest Saratoga Wooden Garden Chair, which is situated on a lawn.

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  4. Why to Buy Wheelie Bin Storage and What are the Options

    Why to Buy Wheelie Bin Storage and What are the Options

    Wheelie bins are certainly not the most aesthetically pleasing (nor the best smelling) of garden features, despite being invaluable to every home.

    Furthermore, if the proper garden storage of wheelie bins is neglected, they can cause even more unpleasantness.

    This is the reason why wheelie bin storage is such a sound investment.

    Think we're exaggerating? Then please read on...

    Why You Need Wheelie Bin Storage

    fox raiding a bin

    Firstly, urban foxes and rats love nothing more than rummaging through wheelie bins on the hunt for an easy meal.

    This problem is exacerbated if you’ve forgotten to put the bins ou

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  5. 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

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  6. 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)

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  7. 5 Fantastic Gazebos for Summer and Beyond

    5 Fantastic Gazebos for Summer and Beyond

    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

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  8. Top 5 Bistro Sets

    Top 5 Bistro Sets

    Beautiful Bistro Sets

    There are few things in this world more civilised than a bistro set. The perfect place to sit and enjoy morning coffee, the ideal setting for an alfresco lunch, and the ultimate accompaniment to an evening glass of wine with a loved one, the bistro set is wonderful outdoor furniture to suit almost any occasion.

    What’s more, bistro sets are relatively inexpensive, beautifully stylish and incredibly easy to store, making them the obvious starting point for any garden furniture collection.

    Here at Shedstore, we stock a fantastic range of bistro sets, suitable for every type of garden. Let’s take a look, in no particular order, at five of our favourites:


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  9. Top 5 Timber Garden Design Features

    Top 5 Timber Garden Design Features

    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 aft

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  10. Bored With Retirement? Turn Your Shed into A Workshop

    Bored With Retirement? Turn Your Shed into A Workshop

    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?

    All you need is an idea…a little bit of inspiration. Well, your wish is Shedstore’s c

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