Seasonal Gardening Guides

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Prepare Your Greenhouse for Winter

    Prepare Your Greenhouse for Winter

    As winter’s frosty jaws bite deeper into the soft underbelly of autumn, now is the time to get your greenhouse sorted. No one wants tender plants to be savaged by the cold. Obviously.

    Choose a relatively warm, dry day and get everything out of your greenhouse. Give all staging a wash down with soapy water including the glazing. Pay particular attention to the nooks and crannies or anywhere that bugs can overwinter. Let it all dry and then put your plants back in. Diseases will be reduced and light levels maximised.

    If you can, put all your plants together on the staging in one half of the greenhouse. Choose the half away from the door. You can then put up a curtain of bubble plastic at this halfway point, in effect halving the length of your greenhouse. This will help in keeping heating costs down and your plants snug.

    The rest of your glazing can be insulated using bubble plastic. It’s easily fixed to both timber and metal framed greenhouses. The

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  4. How to store your bike through the winter

    Looking after your bike pays off over time. If you keep it clean, store it well and repair any damage that may occur, you will be the owner of a long lasting, quality bike. You may require cleaning products to ensure your bike is spotless before storing away, it’s recommended that you use a standard cleaning soap with warm water for the exterior and then look into chain degreaser and engine cleaners, perhaps a dose of WD-40 too. You may like to go all out and use a wax to complete the cleaning stage.

    Once it’s had a good clean, get yourself a cover to keep it protected from rain and wind. This could be a specific bike cover or another breathable, fabric sheet just acting as a protector to your bike from dust and minor scratches in the shed or garage.

    Different types of bike stores

    There are many ways you can store bikes, especially in garden bike storage places, keeping them safe from damage and staying in good condition. How about a wall mount

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  5. Autumn Garden Guide: October tasks

    Autumn Garden Guide: October tasks

    Autumn Garden Guide: October tasks

    With autumn well and truly upon us, gardens and outdoor buildings/structures need a bit of TLC this month to make sure they are ready to withstand the colder weather and the leaves falling from trees. We look at all of the crucial October tasks to make sure your garden is fully prepared.

    Download our Autumn 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 October edition
    http://gardenlife.shedstore.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/autumn-guide-october.pdf

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  6. Autumn Garden Guide: September Tasks

    Autumn Garden Guide: September Tasks

    Autumn Garden Guide: September tasks

    With summer on the way out, now is definitely the time to start thinking about your garden for autumn. We look at the September tasks that are absolute must-do to make sure your garden survives the change in season as well as making sure all of your hard work over the year doesn’t go to waste!

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    Week 1

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    Start cleaning out your greenhouse for next year. This will reduce any risks of disease and nasty critters. It’s also a great time to give it a s

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  7. August gardening: Everything you need to know

    August gardening: Everything you need to know

    Lazy days slumbering in the sun? Forget that – it's still busy when it comes to gardening.

    Just when you thought it was safe to dust off the deckchair, slap on the sun cream or even dare to go away from the garden for a couple of weeks, August brings a lovely list of gardening tasks. It's a great time of year! Here're my tips for August gardening...

    What can be grown in August

    Vegetables:

    A lot of crops come to maturity now and need picking. Courgettes will quickly sell into marrows if you don't get them picked early, Carrots are at their tastiest if pulled earlier but do it on a still day. If it is windy the whiff of carrot foliage can still attract the next batch of carrot fly ( and they can sniff  a juicy root from a couple of miles away)

    It's also essential to keep a keen look out for aph

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  8. Autumn Garden Guide: August tasks

    Autumn Garden Guide: August tasks

    With Summer here, there is still some work to do to help get the garden prepared for the next season. We look at all of the key August tasks that you need to do to make sure your garden thrives through the end of summer and into the start of autumn.

    Download our Autumn 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 August edition
    http://gardenlife.shedstore.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/autumn-guide-august.pdf

    Week 1

    It may seem obvious, but water your vegetable and fruit plants daily to avoid any problems the hot weather may cause.

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  9. The best things to grow in July

    The best things to grow in July

    It’s not too late to plant a great garden, even in July. Warmer temperatures during July make this a good time of the year to start planting, especially if you are a beginner. Seeds will germinate much easier and seedlings will grow speedier meaning you will see the rewards of your hard work much quicker and with less hassle and fewer setbacks.

    What to grow in July

    Vegetables

    There are still some great vegetables which you can plant now and continue producing vegetables right into Autumn/Winter:

    Kale

    Kale is a very versatile crop and is perfect to plant during July due to its excellent hardiness. Planting kale in July and August will make an excellent harvest in Autumn/Winter, alternatively you can eat the small leaves in salads in August/September and leave the plants to mature and survive the winter.

    Lettuce

    Lettuce is very robust and can be sown from early spring right through to a

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  10. 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 looking 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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