Monthly Archives: August 2018
You’ve had your name on the waiting list for months, you get the phone call and – yes! - you are, at last, an allotment holder. Now you need to plan.
The Small Print
The first thing is to check over your assigned allotment to ensure all is good. Ask the council (if council owned) or site representative if any extra services are available. Some will rotavate plots free of charge - but only do this if the plot is weed free. Otherwise you will be propagating mare’s tail, bindweed and couch grass.
Check the local rules and regs. There won't be anything too daunting but they should answer questions regarding bonfires, water use, upkeep and any discounts at local shops.
Pay your rent! It isn't usually
Choosing a Garden Building
As any homeowner and Buy Sheds Direct website regular will know, nowadays there is a huge choice of garden buildings for sale, ranging in size from compact storage units to giant garages, and encompassing all sorts of wonderful greenhouses, arbours and pergolas in between.
However, like with so many things in life, there is a definite pecking order and, in the garden, the shed, workshop, summerhouse and log cabin reign supreme.
Here, we take a look at this long-established ‘Top 4’ of the garden building world, before providing you with a fail-safe formula to determine which one is right for you.
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