Prepare the garden for winter

Tidying the garden following a busy summer is top of the list of jobs this autumn to ensure it is ready for the winter slow down.  It is also time to store away garden kit that will not be used again until the sun shines.   Forest Garden shares its tips for preparing it for the cold weather using key products.


Sheds    Forest Garden has a large range of timber sheds in all shapes and sizes to fit in with every area from large, spacious gardens to small courtyards.   All carry either a 10 or 15-year anti rot guarantee and some sheds, like the Forest Retreat, with their painted exteriors and Canadian Red Cedar Shingle roofs, become major garden features in their own right.  They will safely store and keep tools, equipment, seating and toys dry and ready for spring and summer 2020.

Storage     Making use of every inch of space in any garden demands creative and attractive solutions. The Forest Garden outdoor storage range includes timber boxes and mini garden stores plus larger outdoor structures that will house lawnmowers, cycles and a host of equipment.   There are attractive timber double wheelie bin hides and log stores, all designed to help keep the garden attractive, tidy and ready for spring next year.

Cold Frames      Just because winter is on its way it doesn’t mean that growing needs to stop. Cold frames can add weeks to the growing season by providing shelter from the wind.  Use them to plant salads to harvest at Christmas or to store plants that don’t fair well in wet conditions such as succulents and alpines.  Forest Garden’s Large Timber Cold Frame features two independently opening lids which allow plenty of light and warmth in, each can be propped up easily to provide access without opening the entire unit up and exposing plants. Place in a south-facing spot to maximise sunlight.


Potting Benches   Potting benches are infinitely useful, in autumn use them to clean plant pots, re-pot plants with fresh compost or use for more creative tasks such as making autumn and Christmas wreathes or the all important carving of those messy pumpkins for Halloween.  There are two designs in the Forest Garden range, the Potting Bench and the Potting Table, each provides a large waist-height workspace and shelf below for storage.


Raised Beds      Clear weeds and debris from raised beds and containers, put a mulch down to prevent weeds from growing and to keep the soil beneath a little warmer over the colder months. For an autumn garden update Forest’s Caledonian raised bed collection features square, corner, trough and rectangular options, each are quick to install.

All sheds, storage solutions, cold frames, potting benches and raised beds are manufactured from FSC certified timber and carry a reassuring 15-year guarantee against rot and decay. Each product is delivered flat packed with easy to follow step-by-step instructions to make building quick and simple.


All Forest Garden products are available to view online on their new website      Products are available to purchase from many online retailers or nationwide from high street DIY stores, garden centres and builders merchants.  See the Forest  Garden website for stockists details, product information and a wide range of helpful tips, videos and guides.  Follow Forest Garden on social media channels by searching for @Forest Garden

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