The Buy Sheds Direct Blog

  1. The June Gardening Guide

    The June Gardening Guide

    In June, the warmer days and extra daylight hours encourage a surge of growth in your garden, but to fully appreciate those summer blooms you need to keep on top of everything.

    Here are our top 10 tips for making the most of your June garden and ensuring that it remains in good shape for when we enter the second half of the year.

    18 images of plants that flower in June.

    Top 10 June Gardening Tips

    A close-up of daisies and a buttercup growing on a lawn.

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  2. 5 Small Summer Houses for Sale Under £900

    5 Small Summer Houses for Sale Under £900

    Benefits of All Summer Houses 

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your own small summer house - a hideaway where you can escape the competing demands of the modern world?

    Safely tucked away within the grounds of your family home, a garden summer house is the perfect place for you to relax and unwind.

    The 7x5 Shire Lumley Superior Wooden Garden Summerhouse, painted teal and cream, situated on a patio, with plant pots at either side.

    A Summer House Just for You

    What type of summer house would you ch

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  3. Garden Furniture Ideas

    Garden Furniture Ideas

    Garden Furniture Ideas Just for You

    As summer begins and we spend more of our time outdoors, comfortable garden furniture is a must.

    A couple of tired-looking camping chairs, full of holes and with wonky legs, just won’t do if you've taken the trouble to make the rest of your garden look just so.

    In order to properly enjoy your time outside and keep your garden looking at its best, we recommend investing in some of our exquisite outdoor furniture.

    The Rowlinson Hampton Wooden Garden Companion Seat, situated in a beautif

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  4. Wooden Garden Bench Easter Giveaway

    Wooden Garden Bench Easter Giveaway

    Here at Buy Sheds Direct, we’re giving you the chance to win a Fabulous Forest Rosedene Wooden Garden Bench 5' x 2'

    Add a touch of class to your outdoor dining experience with this classic garden bench from our Rosedene patio dining furniture range.

    To be in with the chance of winning this fabulous prize, all you need to do is ‘LIKE’ our Facebook page, ‘LIKE’ one of the competition posts and then ‘SHARE’ the post on your own wall for your friends to see.

    Deadline is Sunday 28th April at Midday and the winner will be announced on Monday 29th April 2019.

    GOOD LUCK everyone!

    Terms and Conditions:

    • This competition is for UK residents only.
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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