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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

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,

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

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

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

Are you looking to add an extra element to your garden – a space to relax and entertain? Decking is a great solution. Our sister site Buy Decking Direct is the largest web retailer of decking in the UK and offer a substantial range of garden deck boards, joists, handrail systems and deck kits. Firstly you need to choose a deck board, here we will be showcasing our top sellers; 1. Essential Treated pine garden deck board We offer this deck board in two sizes – 22mm x 120mm x

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