The Buy Sheds Direct Blog

  1. 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 five of our

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  2. 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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  3. 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, shining on your little social gathering but leaving the rest of the world clothed in darkness. How satisfying, you think, as you serve the drinks, to enjoy garden lighting without any increase, whatsoever

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Top 5 Garden Arbours

    Top 5 Garden Arbours

    Impressive garden features in their own right, arbours aren’t simply offering somewhere to sit. At Buy Sheds Direct, we have a wide range of different styles, both traditional and modern in design, to complement any outdoor space. Many of our garden arbours incorporate trellis too, perfect for supporting climbing plants. An attractive wooden arbour adorned with roses, wisteria, jasmine, or clematis really is a sight to behold.

    To help you find your perfect arbour, we’ve compiled a list of our 5 favourites to help you. Have a look below or view our full range of arbours here.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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