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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

It’s giveaway time again here at Buy Sheds Direct! We’re hosting the giveaway over on our Buy Sheds Direct Facebook page To be in with the chance of winning this excellent 5 Tier mini greenhouse, all you need to do is – ‘LIKE’ our Facebook page, ‘LIKE’ one of the competition posts and then ‘SHARE’ the post on your own wall for your friends to see. Deadline is Monday 12th September at midnight and the winner will be announced the following day – Thursday 13th September. GOOD LUCK everyone!     Terms and Conditions: This competition is for

After Shed of the Year 2016 saw a record-breaking 2,825 entries submitted the judges must have had a really difficult job narrowing down each category to just 4 submissions each for the shortlist. We took a look at the shortlisted entries and chose our favourites from each of the categories to give you an idea of the sheds being entered and who the potential winner could be! A selection of our favourite sheds Have you ever experienced a flood and had your shed suffer from the damage? Not to mention

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

16×13 Sancerre 44mm Shingle Roof Log Cabin The Sancerre is one of our largest cabins, perfect for creating an additional living space in your garden. A spacious and elegantly designed cabin, made from high quality Nordic spruce, the thick 44mm interlocking wall logs provide a solid and robust structure. 44mm walls plus double glazed windows ensure the heat is retained within the cabin during the colder months as well as keeping a comfortable temperature during the summer months. With plenty of head room inside – 2.4 metres in fact, the

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 a look at our interview with him below: Our interview with Guy Barter on RHS Chelsea 1. You are involved with the RHS Chelsea show this May, what sort of things are you going to be doing? I will be particularly involved with the RHS greening

The weather has been a bit hit and miss throughout April, but that doesn’t mean that Summer isn’t on the way! One of the first things you need to do to get ready for Summer is to take a look at your outdoor buildings and structures to check them for damage or anything that needs repairing. Of course, if you are looking to replace some of your storage for the summer, or think you need a little extra space this year to relax in, check out the great selection below.

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 entries right through to the winner of the competition. It is greeat to see so many people getting involved and making something special out of something so ordinary, so this year we are doing a feature on the whole competition, starting with the categories and

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