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  1. The July Garden Guide

    The July Garden Guide

    July is often the warmest month of the year and your plants will be relying on you to help them cope with the hotter, drier conditions. Here are our top 10 tips for ensuring that your July garden remains in good shape and that you continue to enjoy those magnificent blooms.

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  2. Super Summer Giveaway Picnic Table

    Super Summer Giveaway Picnic Table

    It's GIVEAWAY TIME here at Buy Sheds Direct!

    Here at Buy Sheds Direct we are giving one person the lucky chance of winning a fabulous Forest Rectangular Wooden Garden Picnic Table! 

    There is nothing more classic for outdoor dining and BBQ's than a picnic table. This picnic table, with benches of 150cm in length, seats up to 6 adults. 

    All you have to do is LIKE our Facebook page and LIKE and SHARE this post! 

    Deadline for entry is midday on Wednesday 17th July 2019. The winners will be announced on Thursday 18th July 2019. Terms and Conditions are available below.

    Terms and Conditions:

    • This competition is for UK residents only
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  3. Your Guide to Wooden Garden Benches with A Wow Factor

    Your Guide to Wooden Garden Benches with A Wow Factor

    Everybody Needs a Garden Bench

    A garden bench is just a plain bench seat, right? Wrong! We have wooden garden benches for sale that are specifically tailored for every type of garden and every conceivable taste. Furthermore, we stock wooden benches to cater for everything that our customers enjoy about their gardens. Keen to find out more? Then please read on…

    The Forest Timber Garden Tree Seat, positioned on a patio, around a tree trunk.

    Different Types of Wooden Bench

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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. 

    Pay your rent! It isn't usually

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  10. 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, arbours and pergolas in between.

    However, like with so many things in life, there is a definite pecking order and, in the garden, the shed, workshop, summerhouse and log cabin reign supreme.

    Here, we take a look at this long-established ‘Top 4’ of the garden building world, before providing you with a fail-safe formula to determine which one is right for you.

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