Garden Design

  1. Choosing Climbing Plants for Arches, Arbours and Pergolas

    Choosing Climbing Plants for Arches, Arbours and Pergolas

    Choosing Climbing Plants for Arches, Arbours and Pergolas

    Garden pergolas, arches and arbours are wonderful additions to any outdoor space. Not only do they look great but they provide invaluable support to some of the most beautiful plants a gardener can wish for. After all, climbing plants are the key to enhancing your arch, arbour or pergola.

    Here we suggest the best climbing plants for your garden feature and give you some top tips on how to care for your climbers.

    Your Choice of Garden Features

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  2. Your Guide to Wooden Garden Benches with A Wow Factor

    Your Guide to Wooden Garden Benches with A Wow Factor

    Everybody Needs a Garden Bench

    A garden bench is just a plain bench seat, right? Wrong! We have wooden garden benches for sale that are specifically tailored for every type of garden and every conceivable taste. Furthermore, we stock wooden benches to cater for everything that our customers enjoy about their gardens. Keen to find out more? Then please read on…

    The Forest Timber Garden Tree Seat, positioned on a patio, around a tree trunk.

    Different Types of Wooden Bench

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  3. Garden Furniture Ideas

    Garden Furniture Ideas

    Garden Furniture Ideas Just for You

    As summer begins and we spend more of our time outdoors, comfortable garden furniture is a must.

    A couple of tired-looking camping chairs, full of holes and with wonky legs, just won’t do if you've taken the trouble to make the rest of your garden look just so.

    In order to properly enjoy your time outside and keep your garden looking at its best, we recommend investing in some of our exquisite outdoor furniture.

    The Rowlinson Hampton Wooden Garden Companion Seat, situated in a beautif

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  4. 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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  5. 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 (*£13.99), shining on your little social gathering but leaving the r

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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. 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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  8. Cutting Edge Borders

    Cutting Edge Borders

    Borders Provide Your Garden Design with A Cutting Edge

    A painting without a frame is, well, unframed. A haircut without a slight snip to ‘take it over the ears’ is unfinished and not ready for the mirror to see the back of your head. And a garden without border edges is how the words on a page look without my reading glasses - all a slightly bit blurred. Strong borders also allow you to cut and shape your lawn or border to the exact shape you need. A line trimmer gets up close and personal to keep things tidy. Your garden simply looks better for it.

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  9. Man Cave Versus She Shed: Which is the Superior Shed?

    Man Cave Versus She Shed: Which is the Superior Shed?

    With the rise of the ‘man cave’ and the ‘she shed’, the battle of the sexes has now moved into the back garden. These ‘homes within a home’ offer us the best of both worlds: a chance to relive our days of being young, free and single, whilst remaining within the happy confines of marital bliss. Much like men and women themselves, man caves and she sheds have much in common, yet also subtle differences, which give them both their own distinct identities. But how marked are these contrasts and which can lay claim to being the ultimate shed?

    Man Caves

    These are places which allow men to be ‘real men’, free from the confines and stuffy regulations of the home. Shoes do not need to be taken off when entering a man cave, for it is a place of work, as well as rest and play. Plates, cutlery and glasses

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  10. Useful Ideas for Old Fence Panels

    Useful Ideas for Old Fence Panels

    Sometimes, we tend to hold onto things that we really ought to replace. For example, we might insist on running an old 1998 Volkswagen Polo into the ground, even though it’s clearly time for a newer model. Similarly, we often let old fence panels rot away until they’re next to useless, when we should really replace them once they start to deteriorate.

    Time to replace these things

    What should you do with your old garden fence panels, though? Of course, the obvious solution is to simply load up the boot and take them down to the local tip. However, with a little creativity, you can actually find many uses for your ‘antique’ garden fencing and wooden fence

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