Monthly Archives: January 2018

  1. Pop Veg – Creating a Veg Patch with a Raised Bed

    Pop Veg – Creating a Veg Patch with a Raised Bed

    Who would have thought that a major hit in 2005 by pop-combo Westlife could be attributed to your back garden veg plot? Oh yes, I can exclusively reveal that the song ‘You Raise Me Up’ (you know the one - big ballad type affair perfect at weddings and maybe even funerals?) was inspired by the grow-your-own movement and the use of raised beds. I know it’s hard to believe, and may even shatter many emotional memories, but in these days of fake news, anything goes.  And apologies if the song is now in your head or you’ve had to look it up.  

    And cue piano…

    ‘When I am down, and, oh, my soul, so weary,

    When troubles come, and my heart burdened be,

    Then, I am still and wait here in the silence

    Until you come a

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  2. Beef Up Your Shed Security

    Beef Up Your Shed Security

    Now is the Time to Bolster Your Shed Security

    Shed security has always been one of the key considerations when maintaining or purchasing a garden shed.

    Now autumn is here and the nights are drawing in, it is more essential than ever to address this issue.

    Expensive garden tools, bicycles and luxury outdoor furniture are like magnets to thieves, and if you don’t secure your shed then you’re asking for trouble.

    Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can improve your shed security and safeguard those valuable stored items.

    Ways to Beef Up Your Shed Security

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  3. Create a Home Gym in Your Garden Shed

    Create a Home Gym in Your Garden Shed

    The New Year is here. Millions of people around the country have made the famous resolution: to finally get in shape. The excessive consumption of mince pies and wine over the festive period has not helped anybody’s weight loss goals and gym owners will be rubbing their hands together, awaiting a massive influx of new memberships.

    If, however, you’re like me, and the thought of being in an overcrowded gym, waiting 15 minutes just to use one piece of equipment, fills you with horror, there is  a more agreeable solution: the home gym. Or, in this case, the ‘shed-gym’.

    Why would I go to the effort of creating a gym in my shed?

    Well, I’m glad you asked.

    Firstly, shed-gyms will save you time and money (in the long run). There is no tedious commute, merely a pleasant stroll down the garden path. That means no traffic jams, no petrol costs and no parking charges. Of cou

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