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A succulent green roof

Don’t hide an ugly shed! Make it look beautiful instead.

Customers often ask plant grower Stephen Ryan for a ‘fast-growing climber to hide an ugly shed.’ His reply is: ‘You don’t need to have an ugly shed.’ He points out…

March 19th, 2022

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Garden tools hanging on a grid

Easy spring shed tidy up – what to keep and what to throw away

It’s time for the potting shed tidy up. While I’m sorting the tools and accessories, I’ll picking out which ones I want to replace or repair and which I’ll throw…

February 5th, 2022

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We kept this shed makeover simple

How to upcycle and organise the shed

I’ve been meaning to organise the shed for years. It was cold, messy and full of clutter, with nowhere to put anything. So seeds and tools started to spread around…

July 1st, 2018

Posted In: Garden style & living, Garden trends & design, Sheds/sanctuaries

What colour should I paint my shed?

Top ‘paint my shed’ tips. Find out whether to paint your shed pale or dark, in a bright colour or a subtle wash. Plus painting tips.

June 18th, 2017

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How to build a unique shed

What do you need to build a unique shed?

This is the story of how you can build a unique shed out of salvage, imagination and hard work. Garden maker Posy Gentles decided she wanted a new shed several…

February 26th, 2017

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Tips on replacing and repairing sheds

If you’re buying a new garden shed, read this first…

Are you thinking of buying a new garden shed? Is your current garden shed looking tatty? Do you need more garden shed storage? We’ve been pondering these questions for the…

October 16th, 2016

Posted In: Gardening know how, Sheds/sanctuaries

Transform any ordinary shed with wood stain or paint

Re-vamp your shed – a really short & easy guide

Re-vamp your shed by painting it. It’s the quickest and easiest way to make a big difference. Ever since my friend Rosie Turner painted her garden shed in Barbie-doll pink…

November 15th, 2015

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