Monthly Archives: July 2016

  1. Shed of the Year 2016: Episode One

    Shed of the Year 2016: Episode One

    On Friday night we saw the triumphant return of the highly anticipated and hotly contested event in every shed owner’s calendar – Shed of the Year. Now, in its tenth year, this uniquely British competition celebrates the splendour of all things shed!

    The once humble garden shed has become a home for hidden passions, hobbies, cutting edge design and some rather surprising new uses. This competition is a true celebration of eccentricity – by the shed load!

    To kick off this year’s shed showdown the first episode showed the finalists from the Unique and Historic categories…

    What happened in episode 1?

    The Unique shed category finalists:

    A wooden shed in the countryside

    The first shed we

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  2. Shed of the Year 2016: TV air dates

    Shed of the Year 2016: TV air dates

    After what seems like a lifetime since the shortlisted favourites were announced, we are pleased to say that there has been an update on the 2016 Shed of the Year competition!

    Yesterday, Shedblog announced that the competition will be airing on TV from next Friday and will also be available on 4OD if you can't catch it when it shows on Channel 4.

    Shed of the Year TV air dates

    Starting from Friday 29th July, the 2016 edition of Shed of the Year will air at 8.00pm.

    There will be 4 episodes in total, 1 weekly, every Friday at 8.00pm which will last 1 hour each.

    That means you need to book 1 hour out of your Friday nights for:

    • 29th July
    • 5th August
    • 12th August
    • 19th August

    If you want to make sure you don't miss a single episode.

    Episode Guide

    • Episode 1 will focus on the Unique and Historic shed entries
    • Episode 2 will focus on the Eco and Unexpected she
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  3. Your July Garden

    Your July Garden

    July brings plenty of flowers, the first pickings from my small veg plot and cucumber after cucumber from the greenhouse. I've also revisited my past and started a cacti collection again – takes me back decades – with plenty to do in the garden. Watering of hanging baskets, containers and pots, checking for bugs on my roses and feeding where plants look hungry. It's a proper gardening month!

    What to do for your July garden

    • Feed plants growing in containers and hanging baskets. The built in fertiliser in most compost is now exhausted and plants are really getting into their stride.
    • Nip off all flowers as they fade to encourage more to be produced. Bedding plants respond to this treatment well.
    • Feed tomatoes when the first fruits start to swell. Regular watering is the key to successful tomato growing.
    • Damp down the floors in greenhouses to keep humidity high and reduce the stress your plants are under.
    • If yo
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