This time of year with Easter out of the way and the Spring bank holiday been and gone, you should be able to look down the garden and see a delightful array of life. However, if you are like most of us the garden is still looking tired from the winter from the flower beds, to the garden lawn and even down to the garden shed. Now is the time to do something about it and to transform your garden into a pleasant relaxing oasis. As Spring has arrived in Aylesbury the addition of daffodils to the garden is a good choice but rather late for this year. Worth considering for next year. You will find these beautiful flowers which normally mark the start of spring have bloomed and faded and now is the time to start on the garden.
First your will need to venture into your garden shed and get the garden tools out, initially the stiff broom and rake will be a good start. Using the rake gather up all the leaves which fell into your garden from your local trees and bag these up for disposal or better still put onto the compost heap situated behind your shed. After this work your way around the garden and the flower beds removing any weeds which will thrive and choke your flowers and plants if left to grow. The garden hoe will be a good tool to use against the weeds and will mean less bending down (and less backache).
Also be on the lookout for garden pests such as snails and slugs and deal with them before they get out of hand. Take the opportunity to cut your evergreen shrubs and plants as well as pruning your flowers. The garden hedge can be trimmed and tidied up if you did not do this last Autumn
You can then get your lawn mower out of the garden shed and give the garden lawn a cut. If it’s the first cut of the season then set the blades a little higher than normal. You can then drop the height on later cuts. Again gather up the grass cuttings and put on the compost heap hidden away behind the shed. After you have done this the use of the broom will collect up all the waste and when this is done your garden will look a lot better.
Maybe a trip to a Aylesbury garden centre might be a good idea where you can buy bedding plants in pots ready to be planted in your garden. In no time at all they will be flourishing and producing an array of colour for you. If the plants selected need shade from the wind then planting in front of the shed or fence is a good idea. With the brown background of the garden shed you will find the colours of the flowers will show up really well, also helping to take away some of the plainness of the shed, certainly if your garden is on the small side.
To achieve the above all you need is a little enthusiasm and a little effort. Not a great deal of technical knowledge is needed, just basic common sense. If you achieve the above you will feel proud of your garden and if you include your garden shed in this early spree you will have an outdoor area to relax away from the house.
We’re lucky in the UK with the number of top rated Great British Gardens for us to go around and view and to see the many various types of plants, bushes, flower and trees. Organisations such as The National Trust (NT) Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), English Heritage (EH) have many gardens in all their glory and you can pass many a day viewing these works of arts, and all at a very reasonable cost. These organisations tend to concentrate on the living garden plants, trees etc. and the garden sheds of the world and grand summer houses don’t get a look in as it appears they are not important. One of the most famous is Kew Gardens, in West London, who recently set out to create the biggest bank of fungi specimen the world has ever seen. Plant biologists at the Kew botanical centre believe their collection of fungi, which naturally includes mushrooms, along with toadstools, spores and moulds will eventually become the largest collection in the world after a further 400,00 examples are added to the collection. This is likely to bring the total to 1¼ million. To house this collection a massive size shed store room has been added to their existing range of buildings.
Dr Brian Spooner, biologist at Kew Gardens said that fungi are essential to probably every living thing on the planet as fungi grow in association with plants and trees. Even the trees turned into the storage sheds are home to many types of fungi. He further said that at least 90% of the world wide plants need a fungus at their roots to enable them to grow properly.
Kew Gardens are very well known for their large glass sheds, including the tropical Palm House, marvellous glass house, and this structure is considered to be one of the most important Victorian iron and glass structure in the world. This pioneering structure was the 1st time engineers had used wrought iron to span such a large width without central supports columns. A truly amazing Victorian garden structure.
There are also many other garden workshops and greenhouses potting sheds located around the gardens where the public can view and learn more about the important work which the RHS is doing. In fact 1 in 8 of all known plants are stored in their collection of sheds, stores and greenhouses.
However, without the British wooden shed the British garden would be a shadow of what it would be. The shed is a very important area for storing the gardening tools, the lawn mowers to keep the lawns in pristine condition, an area to work in and with the potting shed an area to bring on your seedlings in a sheltered environment. I would imagine that these large gardens have quite large shed like structures hidden away from the beauty of the immaculate garden but never the less are crucial for the smooth running of these large garden estates and public gardens.
In the more modest garden the small storage sheds for sale plays a vital role for the keen gardener where gardeners can spend time planning their master piece and contemplating how to put these plans into action. It’s possible to have a beautiful garden, even with a modest area in Aylesbury, and it’s the thought that goes into making the garden balanced and flowing which will give it its character. This is a really fulfilling, enjoyable hobby and is quite an healthy pastime, it’s also a relaxing pastime where you can get away from the world.