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Gardening Advice

  1. A Potting Shed is a Joy to Own

    A Potting Shed is a Joy to Own

    Potting sheds are perfect for people who love gardening. They offer the benefits of a traditional shed and with an important addition – they’re a great place to nurture plants.

    Read on and find out more.

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  2. Tips for Recycling a Christmas Tree

    Tips for Recycling a Christmas Tree

    It's time to take down that tree! Discover different ways to recycle your tree this year.

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  3. How to Make Leafmould

    How to Make Leafmould

    Leafmould is a natural soil improver that you can make by collecting and storing leaves following this super easy instructions.

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  4. Container Gardening for Autumn

    Container Gardening for Autumn

    Just because summer has fizzled out doesn’t mean you can pack everything away and hibernate. Leave that for the bears in the woods.

    Clean down and plant up your containers for instant colour and continued interest until 2020 brings whatever 2020 fancies. Read on to find out all you need to know about autumn container gardening.

     

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  5. How to Stop Slugs in Their Tracks

    How to Stop Slugs in Their Tracks

    Wet Weather Leads to a Slug Onslaught

    A mild winter + wet spring + a ban on a certain type of slug pellet = slug invasion!

    New Ban on Slug Pellets

    Ferrous Phosphate powder - a slug detterent

    Slugs are on the move and, for the sake of wildlife, one weapon in the shed is being phased out. Slug pellets containing metaldehyde will no longer be legal after next year. Gardeners need to think about alternatives, and to act now. The rasping teeth of slugs are already chewing at your new shoots.

    A slug pellet based on ferrous phosphate is still OK for use in the garden. These still kill slugs but instead of dying on top

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  6. A Beginner’s Guide to Composting

    A Beginner’s Guide to Composting

    If you haven't got a composter, then act now. If you already have one, then get yourself another. Compost heaps are the heartbeat of your garden and there are ways to get the best from your compost corner. 

    So, don't delay and compost today

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  7. Get Your Shed Ready for Winter with Our Garden Shed MOT

    Get Your Shed Ready for Winter with Our Garden Shed MOT

    The Shedstore Shed MOT

    The summer is over. Weeks of unbroken sunshine, record temperatures and paddling pools will soon be nothing but a distant memory. Winter is coming, so it’s time to wrap up warm, batten down the hatches and protect all that we hold dear.

    For customers of Shedstore this can only mean one thing… It’s time to get your shed ready for winter with Shedstore’s 5-point Shed MOT.






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  8. A Seasonal Guide to the Greenhouse

    If you're interested in growing your own fruit and veg, this seasonal guide explaining what to grow and do in the greenhouse at each stage of the year will be of great help.

    One of the most valuable assets any gardener may possess is a greenhouse.  For those gardeners fortunate enough to have one, the growing season can be extended.  This enables gardeners to make the best use of the sun for longer periods of time. 

    A wide range of fruit and vegetable crops can be produced in a greenhouse.  Furthermore, since the greenhouse environment can be controlled, providing heat and extending the growing season it is important to understand which crops to plant during the different seasons of the year.

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  9. 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'

    Understanding Plant Nut

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  10. A Tidy Shed Makes For a Better Garden

    A Tidy Shed Makes For a Better Garden

    Top Tips for a Tidy Shed

    It’s that time of year when your shed becomes messy. None of us can help it, in spite of our best efforts. Inevitably, rain arrives as you finish mowing and it’s a case of ‘quick, get the mower away’ and it’s never in the right place, comfortably nestling under the benching. Nope, it’s slap-bang in the way of the door. Same with the mountain of now redundant cloches, tangles of netting, tumbleweed and horticultural fleece. But you can change your ways. Really. 

    Chuck It

    The first job in tidying a shed is to throw away anything that is surplus to requirements. It is so much more efficient to take a photograph of the can of paint, for matching purposes, than keeping the can itself. Or paint a swatch onto a piece of old wallpaper and write the brand and shade on the back. The contents of the can will most likely be ‘off’ - pigments will have separated and a thick skin will

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