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The British garden can be a diverse area and is one of the most popular parts of the home. It's a proven point that homes with gardens, and especially larger gardens, are sought after, and if there is a decent size garden shed or summerhouse then the value of the house rises even more. So this means, even if you are not thinking of moving, that you should not waste this natural resource.
So if you are thinking of being creative and using your garden to grow vegetables, fruit or flowers - as well as using the garden for relaxing in - then there are other options. Even during times when money is tight there are people who appreciate the finer points of nature and believe that nature knows best. But you still find that these people are likely to have a garden shed to store their gardening tools in or for storing any excess produce.
Some current thoughts are that you should leave your gardening tools in your shed and allow nature to do what it does best and that is to grow naturally. By the creation, which in itself is contradictory, of a wild bio diverse garden during the Spring and Summer you can enjoy the garden in its natural state.
You will find that no gardening skills are required for this and there is not any hard work involved. With the addition of a wildflower lawn and boxes positioned around the garden for bats, birds and hedgehogs this will also enhance this natural (man made) habitat. The full beauty of a natural garden will take a little while but the sheer number of insects, beetles and bees will be thankful you have. All working together in a balanced ecosystem.
At a recent Chelsea Flower Show this trend was becoming a popular theme as 5 out of the 33 designs were wildlife and bio-diversity based. Garden designer and regular presenter on Gardener's question time, Chris Beardshaw, explained that wild outdoors spaces ideally should be created, where possible, but also pointed out that they don't necessarily have to run wild.
He further states that the idea that a bio-diverse garden runs out of control is not correct and that conception should be ignored. You can be quite cute about what you can do but you just need to know a little about what the different plants need.
The general advice for creating a natural outdoor garden is to include flowers that are attractive to insects, maybe dig a pond - but be totally aware of any danger when young children are about - you can leave a stack of wood, to naturally decay and forget about the lawn mower. That can stay in your garden shed, maybe supplied by 1st Choice Sheds Direct To You, out of the way.
If you can it's always worth visiting the Royal Chelsea Flower show which is held at the end of May every year. Set in the Royal Hospital, home of the world famous Chelsea Pensioners, you can be overwhelmed with the marvellous flower and garden displays. Among the exhibits you will be able to see examples of the latest summer houses and general designs of the latest garden sheds and garden workshops.