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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

We’re uncovering the shed habits of the British public so want to hear what you get up to in yours. Is your shed a dumping ground for long forgotten kids toys, or do you use it regularly to escape the outside world? Take our short survey to let us know your shed habits, and you could win your choice of a corner trellis planter or a five-tier mini greenhouse  Terms and Conditions This competition is for UK residents only. You must be over 21 years old to enter this competition.

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

Summer is the time of year people move their daily activities outdoors and into the garden. More and more people have realised they can create an entirely new living space in their gardens when utilising a patio, deck, and/or a garden shed to maximum benefit. In fact, garden sheds are not only for storing garden tools and lawn equipment anymore. In addition to this being used for such practical purposes, sheds are also becoming garden get-a-ways, social gathering places, and even offices and art studios. While these uses may not

It’s that time of year again! Wimbledon is on the way and there is no better time than now to start planning a garden party perfect for spending time with friends who enjoy tennis and each other’s company, as well as some great food and drink. However, before all of the fun can start, there are several things the host will need to do and prepare for before the invitations are even sent out: Out with the Old Wimbledon is one of the most prestigious sporting events in history and

For those of us who do enjoy getting out for a cycle around the town, National Bike Week is a celebration for you.  Encouraging you push yourself to get out on the bike come rain or shine, cycle to work if you can, cycle to the shops instead of driving, get your stamina up and tackle that hill at the end of your road.  National Bike Week is a great time for you to get outside and enjoy taking different routes to places you would normally drive to. Get your

Thomas Bolles works with the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) and specialises in the areas of sustainable turf and sustainable vegetable gardening.  We were fortunate enough to interview Thomas, and found out some really interesting information about sustainable vegetable gardening that we can implement right in our own back gardens! You work with the Virginia Cooperative Extension, and specialise in Sustainable Turf and Sustainable Vegetable Gardening. What drove you to focus on these two areas? I grew up with an interest in plants and animals. I can remember experimenting with growing

When the kids have time off from school parents inevitably look for ways to keep them busy with activities, especially those which take them outdoors. In this age of constant media bombardment, video games, and the like it is sometimes difficult for parents to get their kids to want to play outdoors. They are looking for ways to engage their kids in outdoor activities like gardening and having them learn an appreciation for the natural world. Parents remember the days when they were children and how much they enjoyed playing

When it comes to creating the most eco friendly garden possible, you’ll be pleased to know that there are a variety of ways to make a more self-sustaining environment that not only reduces waste, but is more reliant on renewable sources of energy as well. And best of all, your local wildlife will certainly thank you for providing a range of habitats right outside your house. Gardeners play a unique role in lessening the ever-growing pressures within the ecosystem. Studies have also shown that eco gardening has made a positive

Children are naturally very impressionable and often take up new hobbies or pick up new skills more quickly than adults. As a parent, it is your responsibility to make sure that you inspire your children in as many ways as possible, and encourage them to try new things on a regular basis. Gardening for children, for example, is a healthy hobby that they can learn to enjoy at a very young age, as well as benefit them throughout the rest of their lives. In addition to being a healthy hobby,

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