The weather is still cold but the days are getting longer and there are a few tentative signs of spring. It’s time to read our February Garden Guide before getting out in your garden.
Fal in love with our brand new Valentines Giveaway. Be in the chance of winning one of our Forest Pent Midi Wooden Garden Storage Sheds.
We’re hosting the giveaway on our Buy Sheds Direct Facebook page
To be in with the chance of winning this great prize worth £134.99, all you need to do is – ‘like’ our Facebook page, ‘like’ the competition post and then ‘share’ the post on your own wall.
Deadline is Monday 17th Feb at midnight and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 18th February.
GOOD LUCK everyone!
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- This competition is for UK residents only.
- You must be over 21 years old to enter this competition.
- Deadline for prize draw entry: midnight of Monday 17th February 2020
- There is no voucher or cash alternative.
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Start the new year as you mean to go on by getting out into your garden. Always on hand to help, here are our Top 10 Tips for making the most of your January garden.
Here are our top 10 tips to help you make the most of your November garden, for the benefit of plants and wildlife alike.
October usually sees the start of autumn proper, with colder, windier weather and, potentially, the first of the frosts. We also get to enjoy some fabulous leaf colours before they start to fall.
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!
No longer do gardeners have to spend their weekends and evenings trawling through the age-hardened pages of endless magazines, or struggle with heavy, outdated textbooks just to find the answer to a simple horticultural question. In today’s world, thanks to the wonders of the internet, a quick search yields thousands of results in mere seconds. Atop Google’s results for all things flowers and vegetables? The UK’s premier gardening and allotment blogs, of course.
Is there a better way of discovering the tried and tested tricks of the trade, the old tips, and the new ideas, than spending a quiet moment or two reading the musings of experienced gardeners, conveniently condensed into relatable, entertaining articles? We think not. We’ve done our research and analysed dozens of different blogs to find our favourites; why not take the time
Do yourself a favour and get a container:
Here’s a bold statement for a sunny afternoon - any plant can be grown in a container. You just need to keep in mind a few gardening tips and tricks and all will be well. In fact, better than ‘well.’ They will be stunning.
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.
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.