Feedback: very helpful when i made enquiries, answering all my questions so that i could make an informed decision, having no knowledge of shed construction previously. lovely shed, surpassed my expectations.
Response: Thanks for your feedback. I'm please we were able to put your mind at rest which allowed you to make an informed decision. That, in my view, is how it should be. Regards, Robin
The garden shed or summerhouse in your garden is part of your home and, like the inside of your house, you should consider decorating these buildings to show off their glory. By doing so you will be able to look out with pride and this will also help to show your garden shed as being 'your garden shed' and not just a building off the shelf, so to speak. Or maybe a small log cabin for sale might be for you.
How do you do this to your shed or summerhouse? By the addition of some lovely British flowers, shrubs or plants around the building and with some landscaping you can transform this area. Your garden shed can help you grow flowers usually associated with warmer climes by planting them in a south facing garden in front of the shed. The buildings will shade the flowers and plants from the wind and reflect the sun and creating a little haven of warmth.
If you already have plants in your garden you can take cuttings from those plants and propagate them and this method can save a lot of money as well as keeping a constant appearance in your garden. The leaves, stems and roots are all targets depending on the plant and this will work on many different plants. A great way to get a super look in your garden.
Landscaping around your garden shed and summerhouse can include gravel, bark or timber decking and your plants can be placed within these areas. With the decked area, if you cut a round hole for the flowers or plants to come through, you can find this very effective. The other beauty of these type of landscape materials is that it makes it easy to walk around the garden, even in bad weather.
The number and diversity of plants is never ending and the Royal Horticultural Society's (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show's Plant of the Year is entering its fourth year. In the earlier days it took a while to establish itself but is now seen as one of the highlights of the gardening calendar. The unique aspect of this award is that it is only open to plants which have not been seen at a flower show before.
The plant committee of the RHS assembles a list of twenty finalists from all the entries. On the press day of the show each of these plants is presented by the breeder or nursery to the committee. At the end of the day there is a vote with the winner being announced. Naturally (very appropriate wording) the winner will go on and sell many of their plants with all the entrants doing very well as well.
In the first year the judging panels decided to give the highest honour to Streptocarpus 'Harlequin Blue' as being the best plant. This special flower was the work of Lynne Dibley who had displayed it for the first time that year. Being the first bi-colour Streptocarpus was very special. The colours mingling together of the baby blue upper petals and yellow on the lower petals was really special.
Out of the twenty plants chosen Ruby Ruby was second and in third place was an orchid variety called Cypripedium flavum.
The sheer diverse nature of the Chelsea Flower Show inspires gardeners to get into their garden sheds, summer houses or small log cabins and try to recreate some of the ideas on display. Whilst the general gardener won't be able to achieve the professional standards of the exhibitors the fact is that gardening is a truly personal hobby but one which can be shared with others.
Our Trentan garden cabins encompasses 56 models & many sizes to suit you, all of which feature superb light and airiness. Immensely versatile and will suit all manner of uses. Click on the following to go the different ranges available.