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Every keen gardener worth their onions needs a shed!
At Keen Gardener, we’re shed specialists, stocking hundreds of sheds in all shapes and sizes, with something to suit every garden and gardener.
Once, timber sheds reigned supreme, but over the past decade, we’ve seen a massive increase in popularity in plastic sheds. Lightweight, easy to clean and weather resistant, they offer an excellent option that can last for decades.
In this post, we look at one of our favourite ranges from Palram – the Skylight.
2020 is here, and despite the bleak, mid-winter weather – spring isn’t that far away.
For Keen Gardeners looking to protect tender plants or grow their own fruits and veggies, a greenhouse is a massive plus. As winter comes to an end, it’s a great way to get a head start on your planting, and to boost yields throughout the growing season.
In this post, we take a look at a couple of more compact, stylish greenhouses from UK manufacturer Forest Garden – space-efficient solutions that are perfect for those with smaller gardens.
Are you having trouble with your gas greenhouse heater?
Greenhouse heaters are amazing – they’re the absolute best way to keep your greenhouse warm all year round. From keeping the frost away on cold winter nights, to protecting tender plants and extending the growing season, the right heater will help you make the most out of your greenhouse.
However, they can be troublesome!
At Keen Gardener, we get quite a few enquiries and questions surrounding the operation and setup of gas greenhouse heaters. Thankfully, the solution is usually straightforward!
In this guide, we cover some of the most common problems – and the easy fixes.*
Christmas 2019 is just around the corner – are you ready?
This year, understated is out. Christmas 2019 is about embracing the festive spirit, and transforming your home and garden into a vibrant winter wonderland.
At Keen Gardener, we’ve got everything you need to make it happen – from decorations and realistic artificial trees, to lighting.
In this post, we look at one of our favourite Christmas lighting products – Premier Treebrights .
Let there be light!
Christmas is coming! Are you ready for the festivities?
Forget understated – Christmas 2019 is all about embracing the spirit of the season, and going all out with your decorations, inside and out!
This year, why not transform your garden with some amazing outdoor Christmas decorations – the best way to turn your festive home into a winter wonderland.
In this post, we’re looking at some of our favourite festive flourishes – these amazing acrylic Christmas decorations from Premier.
Every Keen Gardener needs a good collection of quality garden tools.
The right tools make everything easier – whether you’re weeding, planting, pruning or looking after your lawn. Where to start? With so many different brands of garden tools on the market, it can be difficult to know what to go for – and if you’re not careful, it’s easy to end up with a shed full of tools you rarely use!
In this post, we explore one of our favourite collections – the Wolf Multi-Change. This versatile range of modular tools features interchangeable handles and heads to suit every job – it’s a high quality, space saving solution that’s ideal for any gardener.
How does your garden glow?
It’s easy to overlook, but garden lighting systems are one of the most effective ways of transforming your outside space. From adding texture and accentuating key features, to making it more practical for use long into the evenings – the right garden lighting system can massively enhance any garden.
At Keen Gardener, you’ll find a wide range of garden lighting systems – from decorative, standalone solar lights, to complete mains powered lighting systems.
We also supply a range of low voltage (12v) garden lighting - a safe, versatile alternative to mains lighting you can install yourself. In this post, we take a look at low voltage lighting, and explore one of our favourite ranges – Ellumiere.
How’s your hedge looking?
A good hedge trimmer is a keen gardener’s essential – great for keeping your hedgerows and bushes neat, tidy and under control.
When it comes to choosing a trimmer – the biggest question you have to ask yourself is whether to go petrol, electric or cordless. In 2019 we believe cordless provides a great option, with advances in battery technology meaning you really do get the best of both worlds - the power and portability of petrol, and the convenience of electric.
In this post, we take a look at the cordless range from Bosch, a selection of fantastic Li Ion cordless cutters that will take the hassle out of hedge maintenance!
Summer is here – and whether it’s barbecues, or al-fresco drinks, now’s the time to be getting outdoors and enjoying your garden.
For those who love to entertain, there’s little better than your very own outdoor bar. Any outdoor bar needs a quality drinks cooler, and in this post, we’re looking at one of our favourites.
With stunning looks, excellent environmental credentials and year round performance, the Blastcool Extremis® is an attractive, functional cooler that’s perfect for any garden bar.
Barbecues are fantastic, but if you’re a serious socialite, al-fresco entertainer, or BBQ master – an outdoor kitchen is the way to go.
Nothing helps you to make the most out of your outside space quite like an outside kitchen – it will instantly transform any garden into the ultimate entertainment space.
Over the past few years, we’ve seen the launch of several premium outdoor kitchens, with major manufacturers including Napoleon and Bull vying for the al-fresco cooking crown.
In this post we explore the Beefeater Artisan from Australia’s number 1 barbecue brand. Fairly new to the market, it offers great looks and amazing performance for the true BBQ enthusiast.