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With autumn already underway and winter fast approaching, the colourful shades of summer are fading and your garden will need to be prepared for the colder months. Autumn is a busy time with much preparation needed, so here are our five favourite products to get your garden ready for the hard-working months ahead. Get your garden ready for autumn/winter with our favourite garden products 6 x 2 Hillhout Caldo Double Log Store If you want more than just a simple log store to keep your logs dry in the autumn,

One of the most rewarding parts of being an online retailer is seeing our products in their new homes. There’s nothing we enjoy more than seeing the photographs sent in by our happy customers showing their Buy Sheds Direct products in their gardens. It’s a great way to see how different people style our products and to see what they’re being used for. As we’ve seen previously on Shed of the Year, the humble garden shed can be used for so many different purposes – from practical to just downright

There is no finer sight in the garden than a well-built shed. Storage is sorted, it looks aesthetically pleasing and is guaranteed to last for years – a great shed is worth its weight in gold. Putting one up is easy and satisfying. How to decide which type of shed to use: You’ve got to choose the right shed to suit your requirements. The popular choice of material is wood – easy to maintain, looks natural (and indeed it is!) and blends into any garden space. Metal sheds are suited

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

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