The Buy Sheds Direct Blog

  1. 6 Top Tips for Container Gardening

    6 Top Tips for Container Gardening

    Do yourself a favour and get a container:

    Here’s a bold statement for a sunny afternoon - any plant can be grown in a container. You just need to keep in mind a few gardening tips and tricks and all will be well. In fact, better than ‘well.’ They will be stunning.


    Follow a few key principles and you can grow any plant in a container


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  2. Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Potting Shed

    Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Potting Shed

    You love to garden and you need to buy a new shed or you're finally taking the gardening plunge and thinking about buying a greenhouse. Wait! Have you thought about buying a potting shed? Here we look at the Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Potting Shed and show you some of our favourite potting sheds. Our garden expert then shares his real top reasons for loving a potting shed. Curious? Read on to find out more.

    Let’s start with the Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Potting Shed:

    inside a potting shed1. It’s the best of both worlds

    A greenhouse and a she

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  3. 5 Decorative Fencing Ideas

    5 Decorative Fencing Ideas

    As you take a brisk morning stroll around the block to get the day’s newspaper, a bottle of milk or a loaf of bread, you’ll probably walk past a fair few houses. All are fairly nondescript, there’s nothing special about any of the homes you see; they all look exactly the same. Their respective owners have, no doubt, spent countless hours improving their kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and lounges, keeping up with the latest styles and trends. The same effort, though, has not been given to increasing their ‘kerb appeal’. The flowerbeds are barren, the paint covering the exterior walls is flaky, and their garden boundaries are constructed of tired, old lap panels or threadbare hedges.

    Where's the kerb appeal?

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  4. Easter Egg Hunt Competition

    Easter Egg Hunt Competition

    It's almost Easter weekend and to celebrate we're hosting an Easter Egg Hunt!

    All you need to do is find the Easter Egg which we have hidden on one of our product pages.

    Once you've found the egg, visit our Buy Sheds Direct Facebook page and message us the link to the page where you found the egg... It's that simple!

    All the correct entries will be entered into a prize draw to win a cute Rabbit & Bunnies Garden Ornament!

    Deadline is Monday 2nd April at midnight and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 3rd April.


    Good Luck everyone and Happy Easter!

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  5. Preparing Your Vegetable Plot for Grow-Your-Own Bliss

    Preparing Your Vegetable Plot for Grow-Your-Own Bliss

    As the sap rises, we all get the itch to garden. That itch turns to an urge around the end of March and many plunge headlong into the wonderful world of Grow Your Own come April. But to be successful, vegetable plots have to be ready. They have to be prepared to accept our plantings and receive our seed. So, if your plot is overgrown and untidy, get a few things straight before ploughing on. 






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  6. 3x2 Forest Plant Ladder Display Giveaway

    3x2 Forest Plant Ladder Display Giveaway

    Here at Buy Sheds Direct we’re giving you the chance to win a Fantastic 3x2 forest plant ladder display which will make the ideal addition to any garden, patio or outside space. 

    The perfect decorative feature for your garden or balcony, the Forest Plant Ladder Display boasts 5 separate tiers but has a small footprint, so you can showcase your plants in a relatively confined space. 


    To be in with the chance of winning this Fabulous forest plant ladder display, 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 Monday April 11th at Midday and the winner wil

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  7. Freestanding Wooden and Metal Garages

    Freestanding Wooden and Metal Garages

    Not all of us are lucky enough to own a house with an in-built car garage; our automobiles and motorbikes instead occupy driveways and allocated roadside spaces. For those with enough available space though, a garage is certainly a worthwhile investment. Not only do they keep our vehicles safe and secure, even driving down expensive insurance premiums in some cases, but they can also prove invaluable spaces within which garden tools, gym equipment or toys can be stored.

    A garage is a worthwhile investment

    The word ‘garage’ probably inspires images of permanent buildings constructed with bricks and mortar,

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  8. Cutting Edge Borders

    Cutting Edge Borders

    Borders Provide Your Garden Design with A Cutting Edge

    A painting without a frame is, well, unframed. A haircut without a slight snip to ‘take it over the ears’ is unfinished and not ready for the mirror to see the back of your head. And a garden without border edges is how the words on a page look without my reading glasses - all a slightly bit blurred. Strong borders also allow you to cut and shape your lawn or border to the exact shape you need. A line trimmer gets up close and personal to keep things tidy. Your garden simply looks better for it.

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  9. Man Cave Versus She Shed: Which is the Superior Shed?

    Man Cave Versus She Shed: Which is the Superior Shed?

    With the rise of the ‘man cave’ and the ‘she shed’, the battle of the sexes has now moved into the back garden. These ‘homes within a home’ offer us the best of both worlds: a chance to relive our days of being young, free and single, whilst remaining within the happy confines of marital bliss. Much like men and women themselves, man caves and she sheds have much in common, yet also subtle differences, which give them both their own distinct identities. But how marked are these contrasts and which can lay claim to being the ultimate shed?

    Man Caves

    These are places which allow men to be ‘real men’, free from the confines and stuffy regulations of the home. Shoes do not need to be taken off when entering a man cave, for it is a place of work, as well as rest and play. Plates, cutlery and glasses

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  10. Useful Ideas for Old Fence Panels

    Useful Ideas for Old Fence Panels

    Sometimes, we tend to hold onto things that we really ought to replace. For example, we might insist on running an old 1998 Volkswagen Polo into the ground, even though it’s clearly time for a newer model. Similarly, we often let old fence panels rot away until they’re next to useless, when we should really replace them once they start to deteriorate.

    Time to replace these things

    What should you do with your old garden fence panels, though? Of course, the obvious solution is to simply load up the boot and take them down to the local tip. However, with a little creativity, you can actually find many uses for your ‘antique’ garden fencing and wooden fence

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