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Most sheds are big enough for your needs. Honest. It’s just they are crammed with broken garden furniture, antique paint cans and a miscellany of plastic sacks. Not to mention those pieces of random off cuts of wood that will come in handy one day. No, they won’t – so tidy up, go to the recycling centre, offer things on giveaway sites or even hire a skip to see what you’ve really got. Get rid of the old junk Once the rubbish is away from the scene, it is highly

Shedstore sponsors CarFest 2016 Shedstore were delighted to support BBC’s CarFest for Children in need by donating fifteen sheds to their ShedFest competition. Fifteen lucky families were given the chance to go head-to-head as they raced to create their very own ‘dream shed’ during the 3 days of the festival. They had the ideas, we had the sheds, and Chris Evans and his team chose a winner! CarFest South took place during the August Bank Holiday weekend at the lovely Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire and we were lucky enough to

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

Research has proved what many gardeners have known for generations – that gardening is good for your health! There are a lot of positive reasons to start gardening. Whether you’re struggling with stress and mental health or trying to be more active, look to gardening to help improve your health. If you’re a keen gardener or just like to potter in the garden each summer you will most likely already know that gardening is a great form of moderate exercise. After just 30 minutes of pulling weeds, planting new seeds,

The hedgehog is one of the most familiar of Britain’s wild animals. Known as ‘the gardener’s friend’ for their love of feasting on those pesky worms and slugs, hedgehogs can be spotted roaming our gardens at night but sadly the number of them in the UK is rapidly decreasing. So what’s happening to the hedgehog population? Why hedgehogs need help; Hedgehogs once thrived in the UK – in the 1950’s there were over 30 million of our spikey friends – but now this figure has dropped to less than a

Birds are undoubtedly the most common visitors to our gardens, bringing with them music, colour, and charisma – there is no wonder that so many of us are encouraging and attracting birds into our gardens. Many of the birds that are visiting our gardens will be making use of the nesting facilities and the feeding opportunities on offer. It has been estimated that 75% of gardens are providing food for wild birds at some point during the year. Our gardens are a great place to start when studying birds and their

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

With so much emphasis on environmental issues, now is the perfect time to take control and start making the change towards an environmentally friendly garden. Our gardens are often missed out when we think about becoming environmentally friendly and while many of us are starting to realise the importance of eco-living, making your garden eco-friendly is one huge step towards reducing your carbon footprint. What is Eco gardening? Eco-friendly gardening is the forward thinking methods which responds to the threats of climate change and focuses on reducing emissions which occur during

It’s your chance to win a prize! We’re giving you the opportunity to win a gardening prize over on our Shedstore Facebook page We want to see photos of our sheds in your gardens! It can be a simple photo of your shed in it’s new home, photos of how you’ve decorated your shed, how you use your shed or even the process of building your shed. There’s nothing we love more than seeing our products in your gardens and we’re looking to add to our collection of customer images so we’re giving

Shedstore is pleased to announce that we are proud sponsors of Shedfest @ Car Fest 2016 More and more people have realised they can create an entirely new living space in their garden and with the addition of a shed the possibilities are endless. For many years, sheds have been a male dominated area but in recent years, we have seen the rise of the ‘She-shed’ – the woman’s answer to the ‘man-cave’. Whilst most men may be content with an old rusty shed, women are looking for a “home away

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