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The best houses are built on strong foundations – and that goes for sheds as well! This is my guide on how to build a shed base… Why do you need a shed base? It’s obvious really, but I’ll say it anyway. Get your base level and strong and your shed will be a happy one. Simply plonk your beautiful new shed on uneven, soft soil and guess what? When you try and put it up the drilled holes won’t match, the doors will never hang correctly and chances are

We’re uncovering the shed habits of the British public so want to hear what you get up to in yours. Is your shed a dumping ground for long forgotten kids toys, or do you use it regularly to escape the outside world? Take our short survey to let us know your shed habits, and you could win your choice of a corner trellis planter or a five-tier mini greenhouse   Terms and Conditions This competition is for UK residents only. You must be over 21 years old to enter this

School children go back to their learning institutions resplendent in over-sized blazers and blister-inducing, shiny black shoes. Crows and ravens return noisily to nest uncomfortably close in neighbours’ trees. Strictly Come Dancing revs up for its sprint to Christmas and…..there’s plenty to be getting on with in the garden. There’s lots of crops to pick, dahlias to cut, gladioli to stake against the breeze as thoughts turn to planting again. After all, the soil is warm, the soil is moist, the soil is ready. September is a marvelous month. OK,

After weeks of anticipation and shed loads of breath-taking, inspirational and ingenious sheds, at last it’s time for the grand final! So far we’ve seen six category winning sheds make it to the final and there are still two more places up for grabs. Before we see who was crowned winner of Shed of the Year 2016, let’s meet the amazing sheds in the final two categories… What happened in episode 4? The Budget shed category finalists: This is the thriftiest category ever as the sheds in this category cost

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

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! What happened in episode 2? The

I’m not sure where the year is going as August tips over onto the calendar and everything in the garden is growing so quickly. In the greenhouse, the cucumbers and tomatoes are, to say the least, prolific. Cucumbers are being passed over the garden hedge to neighbours and no visitor to the house goes away empty-handed. I do wish the aubergines would get a move on though. Lots of leaves, plenty of flowers but no fruit yet so I’m helping the pollination along by tapping the plants as I do

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 shed! The once humble garden shed has become a home for hidden passions, hobbies, cutting edge design and some rather surprising new uses. This competition is a true celebration of eccentricity – by the shed load! To kick off this year’s shed showdown the first episode showed the finalists

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 on TV from next Friday and will also be available on 4OD if you can’t catch it when it shows on Channel 4. Shed of the Year TV air dates Starting from Friday 29th July, the 2016 edition of Shed of the Year will air at 8.00pm. There will be 4 episodes

July brings plenty of flowers, the first pickings from my small veg plot and cucumber after cucumber from the greenhouse. I’ve also revisited my past and started a cacti collection again – takes me back decades – with plenty to do in the garden. Watering of hanging baskets, containers and pots, checking for bugs on my roses and feeding where plants look hungry. It’s a proper gardening month! What to do for your July garden Feed plants growing in containers and hanging baskets. The built in fertiliser in most compost

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