Garden Survival Guides

  1. 2018 Is the Year of The Potting Shed – Don’t Be Left Without One

    2018 Is the Year of The Potting Shed – Don’t Be Left Without One

    Sitting somewhere between a conventional shed and a greenhouse, for too long the potting shed was overlooked and undervalued. Homeowners, searching for a strong and hardwearing garden storage facility, traditionally turned to its alpha-male big brother, the conventional shed, to satisfy their needs. Gardeners, desperate to secure those few extra degrees of winter heat for their beloved plants, typically found themselves seduced by the glamour of its younger sister, the greenhouse, with her slender frame and see-through panels leaving little to the imagination.

    Lost in this garden ‘no man’s land’, a lesser building might have accepted its fate and vanished into obscurity, but not the potting shed. For those in the know have always seen the true value of this wonderful structure, and now more people are catching on. Many more people. So many, in fact, that 2018 promises to be the start o

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  2. This is Why Your Shed Needs Guttering

    This is Why Your Shed Needs Guttering

    Maths isn’t my strong point. Countdown calculations give me headaches. Carol Vorderman doesn’t. When asked to find ‘x’ in an equation, I invariably point to said letter and say, ‘There it is.’ 7 x 8 always gets me counting on my fingers and if you move a negative number to the other side of the ‘=’ sign when fumbling around with algebra it either becomes a positive or you divide something. Or is it multiply? I struggle. To the nth degree.

    I do, however, understand 6x8 when it comes to a shed (see what I worked up to there - nice!) and just as vital, the importance of guttering.

    Your shed roof is large. It catches a lot of rainwater. I tried to find out how much water actually runs off an average sized shed roof in an average year in an average part of the UK. An average task you would think, but it proved to

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  3. Summer Garden Guide: July Tasks

    Summer Garden Guide: July Tasks

    Summer Garden Guide: July Tasks

    Now that Summer is in full-swing your garden should be ready to relax in, but there are still many tasks that need to be done. Make sure your hard work doesn’t go to waste by following our handy tips, from tying back rambling roses right through to getting your garden buildings look fantastic!

    Download our Summer Garden Guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what needs to be done in the garden this month.

    Download the printable July edition
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  4. Summer Garden Guide: June Tasks

    Summer Garden Guide: June Tasks

    Summer Garden Guide: June Tasks

    With the Summer season upon us, there is so much that you can do in your garden! From caring for spring-flowering plants, to making sure your fruit and veg are harvested on time, and even keeping an eye on those sneaky pests that always find their way in.

    Download our Summer Garden Guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what needs to be done in the garden this month.

    Download the printable June edition
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  5. Summer Garden Guide: May Tasks

    Summer Garden Guide: May Tasks

    Summer Garden Guide: May tasks

    With sunny days and April showers, it’s time to get your garden ‘spring-ready’.

    May promises to bring with it some warmer days, warmer evenings, and hopefully a bit less rain! So now is the perfect time to finish getting your garden ready for summer by moving plants from greenhouses into the soil, and getting your houseplants in order.

    Download our Summer Garden Guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what needs to be done in the garden this month.

    Download the printable May edition
    Summer Garden Guide May.pdf
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  6. Spring Garden Guide: April Tasks

    Spring Garden Guide: April Tasks

    Spring Garden Guide: April Tasks

    With sunny days and April showers, it’s time to get your garden ‘spring-ready’.

    As daffodils start to bloom, you can dust off the gardening tools and turn your attention to the outdoors. This is the month for planting and pruning so follow our guide to discover what to sow, what to prune, and how to give your garden the TLC it needs after the long winter months.

    Download our Spring garden guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what needs to be done in the garden this month.

    Download the printable April
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  7. Spring Garden Guide: March Tasks

    Spring Garden Guide: March Tasks

    Spring Garden Guide: March Tasks

    While spring may be on the way, there are still some flurries of snow coming in and the weather hasn’t really started to warm up that much just yet.

    With the weather as it is, gardens could be in for a bit of a shock this Spring and we might see less crops than usual, but don’t let that deter you.

    With our handy March gardening calendar, you can still do everything you need to do to make sure that your garden gets the best chance of a good Spring!

    Download our Spring garden guide, print it and pin it to the fridge as a reminder to help you plan and prepare your garden for the coming year.

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  8. Spring Garden Guide: February Tasks

    Spring Garden Guide: February Tasks

    Spring Garden Guide: February Tasks

    As the last of the Winter months roll by, now’s the time to planning and pruning the garden for Spring.

    From preparing soil beds and pruning hedges, to planning what to plant in your Summer garden, there’s some simple tasks you can do to get your garden back in the best shape after the colder months.

    Download our Spring garden guide, print it and pin it to the fridge as a reminder to plan and navigate the tasks you need to do as your garden wakes up from Winter.

    Download the printable February edition below
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  9. Winter Garden Survival Guide: January

    Winter Garden Survival Guide: January

    Winter Garden Survival Guide: January tasks

    With winter almost over your garden will be thanking you for taking the time out to make sure it survived the colder months, but it isn’t out of the woods yet. There are still some final tasks you should consider to make sure your winter garden has survived and will continue to flourish throughout spring. Take a look at our useful calendar and help your garden make it through the final winter stretch.

    Check out our winter garden survival guide below, or download, print it out and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget to keep your garden going over the colder months.

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  10. Winter Garden Survival Guide: December

    Winter Garden Survival Guide: December

    Winter garden survival guide – December tasks

    Even with winter here there is still a lot to get done in the garden to help your garden survive winter. We’ve put together this handy winter garden survival guide to help you make sure that your plants and outbuildings make it through the colder months along with tips and tricks to get the most out of your outdoor space during December.

    Check out our winter garden survival guide below, or download, print it out and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget to keep your garden going over the colder months.

    Download the printable December edition
    December Winter Garden Survival Guide.pdf

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