Monthly Archives: November 2017
A greenhouse in winter is rather like the beginning of a football season, the first day of The Ashes or the opening night of a spectacular West-End theatre production.
It's an incredibly exciting time, a period for optimism and the ideal moment to get key jobs done. Find out what, exactly, here, straight from the mouth of our gardening expert.
The first day of winter is very nearly upon us; Jack Frost’s icy grip is tightening on Britain, attacking us with sleet, snow and freezing winds. At this time of year, one would probably worry about whether there is enough time to finish the Christmas Shopping and perhaps not the rattan set sitting on the patio, but maybe your garden furniture deserves a quick thought?
Posted: November 22, 2017
Monarch Butterfly Conservation | BuyShedsDirect UK
Butterflies in the garden are such a familiar and enjoyable sight, but year-on-year numbers have been dropping.
So far, this years cool summer and the reduction in habitat throughout the UK, has led to a 22 % reduction in butterfly numbers.
The volunteers from the charity Butterfly Conservation has been conducting research into butterfly numbers since 2009.
Their findings have sh
Seasoning your firewood in one of our Log stores
Having your own open fire is a real treat, by preparing your own firewood you could save money and have a sense of accomplishment. The process of seasoning, or drying, your firewood can take a long time but is vital. Fresh timbers can contain between 30 to 60 % water and wont burn well in your fireplace. If you did try to burn wet logs you will generate more particulates and greenhouse gases or even creosote (or tar). All
More and more ordinary sheds are being converted into places of extraordinary activity. Workrooms, chill out space and hobby dens are all evolving from the humble 6x8. But to make a shed a comfortable place to work, rest and play, the structure has to be insulated. And that’s against the cold in winter and heat in summer.
Beware the Bubble
Before making any changes to a shed ensure everything you do isn't increasing the risk of fire. Bubble plastic is o
Store & Secure Your Bike
Your bike is an investment. If you have a family, you'll most likely have more than one bike. Are they left out to face the elements? At risk of theft? Or are they cluttering up the garage or hallway, tripping you up time and time again.
The solution? A bike store!
Types of Bike Storage
Wooden Bike Sheds
Best kept in a garden or side
The local ecosystem includes garden birds. It is simple to attract birds to your garden and doing so has certain benefits that include pest control, flower pollination, and weed control. A number of insects that may not be welcome in the garden include mosquitoes, aphids, spiders, and various others. Since many birds eat insects it makes sense to attract birds and thus encourage them to eat the natural insect resources that are around.
Birds, such as hummingbirds as well as others, sip