News, Interviews and Competitions

Find out the latest garden-based news, read interviews with the experts, and enter some great competitions to win goodies for your garden. It’s all here.

  1. Shed of the Year 2016: Episode Three

    Shed of the Year 2016: Episode Three

    We are half way through the shed world’s equivalent to the Oscars. Last week’s episode of our favourite TV show – Shed of the year saw the Eco and Unexpected shed categories which included a shed which housed a crocodile and a shed which raises off the ground, this week’s episode was nothing short of amazing either. On Friday night’s episode George Clark introduced us to the 4 finalists in the Workshop/Studio category and the 4 finalists in the Pub/Entertainment category. Let’s look at the fine sheds which are on the quest to become the king or queen of sheds…

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  2. Shed of the Year 2016: Episode Two

    Shed of the Year 2016: Episode Two

    On Friday night we saw the second episode of the fantastic ‘Shed of the Year’ and wasn’t it a great one! Last week’s episode saw the Unique and Historic shed categories where we were introduced to some very inspirational and far out spaces and this week was no different. So far the sheds which we have seen have been awe inspiring and quite frankly bonkers! During episode 2 we met some of the finalists that could be in the running to take the shed crown!

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  3. Shed of the Year 2016: Episode One

    Shed of the Year 2016: Episode One

    On Friday night we saw the triumphant return of the highly anticipated and hotly contested event in every shed owner’s calendar – Shed of the Year. Now, in its tenth year, this uniquely British competition celebrates the splendour of all things she

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  4. Shed of the Year 2016: TV air dates

    Shed of the Year 2016: TV air dates

    After what seems like a lifetime since the shortlisted favourites were announced, we are pleased to say that there has been an update on the 2016 Shed of the Year competition!

    Yesterday, Shedblog announced that the competition will be airing

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  5. Working wonders with Botanical PaperWorks

    Working wonders with Botanical PaperWorks

    We spoke with Kelly from Botanical PaperWorks about what they do, the importance of eco-friendly products and practices, and some great tips for saving water while you garden. Check out the interview below!

    Our interview with Botanical PaperWorks

    1. You are a world-leading producer of eco-friendly seed paper. How did your interest in this area begin?

    It actually all began with a mother-daughter duo, Mary Reimer, a teacher and Heidi Reimer-Epp, a marketing and business professional. Before the time of recycling, Mary was looking for ways to reuse leftover paper from her students and discovered eco-friendly papermaking. The two were excited to try new ideas and it eventually became a full-time passion. After creating Heidi’s wedding stationery and receiving much praise over the creativity of the seed paper, a business was born.

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  6. Chelsea Flower Show with Guy Barter from the RHS

    Chelsea Flower Show with Guy Barter from the RHS

    The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is just around the corner, and we wanted to catch up with Guy Barter, Chief Hortifulturist at the RHS, about what is going on this year, how the community is getting involved, and the importance of community gardening.  Take

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  7. Shed of the Year is back!

    Shed of the Year is back!

    Shed of the Year is back for 2016! We are looking forward to seeing some fantastic entries hoping to win the coveted grand prize and be crowned Best Shed of 2016.

    Last year saw some incredible creations, and we covered all of them from the

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  8. An interview with Stanmer Community Gardening Group

    An interview with Stanmer Community Gardening Group

    Following on from our showcase last year on community gardening projects across the UK, we have conducted an interview with Jeanne from Stanmer Community Gardening Group on the current projects t

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  9. Mother’s Day Giveaway

    Mother’s Day Giveaway

    Mother's Day is just around the corner and we're giving you the chance to win the perfect gift for any garden loving Mum!

    We’re hosting the giveaway on our Buy Sheds Direct Facebook pag

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  10. Green Fingers Gardening Festival 2015: roundup

    Green Fingers Gardening Festival 2015: roundup

    The spring and summer seasons have always served as the most opportunistic times to experience fun festivals throughout the world. Especially throughout the month of June, professional and amateur horticulturists alike come from every corner of the

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