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  1. School Gardening Giveaway

    School Gardening Giveaway

    It's GIVEAWAY TIME here at Buy Sheds Direct!

    Win a Garden Bundle for Your Child’s Primary School!

    All you have to do is LIKE and SHARE this post with a COMMENT nominating your child’s primary school. 20 Schools will win this amazing garden bundle to help with Forest School and gardening activities.

    * Please note that the 3 schools that won last weeks giveaway will not be counted in this weeks competition to give the other schools a fair chance to win. *


    Prizes in this bundle include:

    - 1x 24 Cell Seed Tray Insert

    - 1x Miracle-Gro Growmore 1.5kg Plant Food

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  2. A Beginner’s Guide to Allotments

    A Beginner’s Guide to Allotments

    You’ve had your name on the waiting list for months, you get the phone call and – yes! - you are, at last, an allotment holder. Now you need to plan. 

    The Small Print 

    The first thing is to check over your assigned allotment to ensure all is good. Ask the council (if council owned) or site representative if any extra services are available. Some will rotavate plots free of charge - but only do this if the plot is weed free. Otherwise you will be propagating mare’s tail, bindweed and couch grass. 

    Check the local rules and regs. There won't be anything too daunting but they should answer questions regarding bonfires, water use, upkeep and any discounts at local shops. 

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  3. Which Garden Building is Best for Me?

    Which Garden Building is Best for Me?

    Choosing a Garden Building 

    As any homeowner and Buy Sheds Direct website regular will know, nowadays there is a huge choice of garden buildings for sale, ranging in size from compact storage units to giant garages, and encompassing all sorts of wonderful greenhouses,

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  4. Top 5 Best 8x6 Sheds

    Top 5 Best 8x6 Sheds

    If you’ve never purchased a shed before, choosing the optimal size, design, and material for your requirements can be a little overwhelming – there are almost innumerable options on the market.

    Picking a size is a great place to start.

    Which is the most popular shed size?

    8x6 sheds are amongst our most popular size of shed. Big enough to provide ample storage space for your outdoor furniture, lawnmower and garden tools, yet not so large as to dwarf more modest gardens, they provide the best of both worlds.

    So, without further ado, here are

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  5. Climbing Plants for Arbours

    Climbing Plants for Arbours

    Unclothed, an arbour adds beautiful structure and presence to any garden. Acting as a focal point, it’s somewhere for your eye to stop - a full stop in a garden design. 

    Drape plants over your arbour and it becomes an oasis of perfume on sultry summer evenings and an enchanting hideaway to enjoy a few precious relaxing moments in a day. A place to plot, perhaps, or even engage in illicit trysts? 

    So, get that arbour clothed right now!







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  6. Outdoor Living in the Night Garden

    Outdoor Living in the Night Garden

    Picture this scene…

    It’s been one of those glorious days, where the late-summer sun hung lazily in the blue, cloudless sky, completely uninterrupted, from the moment you rose until well into the evening. Now, as dusk begins to descend and you’re treated to a vibrant new moon and an ink-blue sky full of sparkling stars, you and your friends are ready to enjoy outdoor living at its finest, courtesy of your shrewd investments from Buy Sheds Direct.

    Right on cue, your garden is tastefully illuminated by 50 charming Solar Garden Lighting Copper Wire LED Hearts (*£13.99), shining on your little social gathering but leaving the r

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  7. Our Top 3 Children’s Playhouses

    Our Top 3 Children’s Playhouses

    The benefits of outdoor play for children are numerous, and well documented. But, living in such a technology-dominated world, it’s becoming more difficult to prise children away from their devices and encourage them to spend time outside. Compared to the wealth of television shows and online games available at their fingertips, it’s no wonder that a grassy area surrounded by fence panels or hedges seems rather dull.

    A white tablet on a wooden table showing children’s films, a close up of someone holding a black games controller, and a box displaying youtube’s logo


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  8. Looking After Your Garden in A Heatwave - Take Care, It’s Hot Out There

    Looking After Your Garden in A Heatwave - Take Care, It’s Hot Out There

    Hotter than Tahiti, Brazil and Cor-phew! Headlines scream ‘heatwave’ as gardens plead for help. It is warm and dry so here's what to do to keep things happy in the garden: 

    Water, obviously, is required and in the absence of rain your hosepipe will be on red alert. Use water wisely and only water plants that need water! Established trees and shrubs will be fine in the dry weather but baskets, containers and anything newly planted will need your help. And leave your lawn alone as, yes, it will turn beige but equally, yes, it will turn green when it rains again. 


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  9. Top 5 Garden Arbours

    Top 5 Garden Arbours

    No outdoor space can be considered complete without the addition of a stunning garden arbour. Where better to immerse oneself in a good book, to relax and unwind after a hard day’s work than a comfortable, stylish arbour, located in a secluded corner of the garden? Or, can you picture a superior spot to share a drink or two with your partner and enjoy a romantic evening watching the stars? You simply cannot beat a garden arbour.

    You simply cannot beat a garden arbour.


    Impressive garden features in their own right, arbours aren’t simply offering somewhere to sit. At

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  10. Top 5 UK Gardening Blogs

    Top 5 UK Gardening Blogs

    No longer do gardeners have to spend their weekends and evenings trawling through the age-hardened pages of endless magazines, or struggle with heavy, outdated textbooks just to find the answer to a simple horticultural question. In today’s world, thanks to the wonders of the internet, a quick search yields thousands of results in mere seconds. Atop Google’s results for all things flowers and vegetables? The UK’s premier gardening and allotment blogs, of course. 

    Is there a better way of discovering the tried and tested tricks of the trade, the old tips, and the new ideas, than spending a quiet moment or two reading the musings of experienced gardeners, conveniently condensed into relatable, entertaining articles? We think not. We’ve done our research and analysed dozens of different blogs to find our favourites; why not take the time

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