Posted on October 1, 2018
Great British Garden Visitors
The mornings are bright and chill, the evenings are becoming shorter and the leaves are beginning to tumble from the trees. There’s definitely a nip in the air as we load our barrows with the first of many loads of fallen leaves for composting and the smell of bonfires is starting to drift through the afternoons. But what of our garden visitors? Autumn is a time of forage and preparation for many of our garden friends as they equip themselves for the long cold winter ahead and sometimes, especially in our more urban gardens, a little assistance is needed.
Bat Boxes (PSC160144)
They may have a bit of a reputation, but bats play an essential part in the biodiversity of the planet and are a sure sign of a healthy garden.
Changing farming methods and urban development have resulted in natural habitats becoming harder to find and it’s up to us to create new ones to help bats survive and thrive. A Posh Bat box is built to B.C.T. recommended specifications, designed to be draught free and thermally stable. A perfect spot to spend the winter for our furry flying friends as they look for new homes this October.
For further advice on helping bats in the garden visit the Bat Conservation Trust’s list of tips.
Bird Boxes (PSC161062)
Not all birds migrate for the winter months, so it’s important to make sure they have a cosy spot to call their own.
A Posh Bird Box offers a snug home for non-migratory birds and placed in a sheltered spot it can make a real difference to a feathery family.
Keep your birds bursting with energy with regular treats of overripe fruit, hanging feeders full of seeds and lots of suet or fat balls. Make sure you use the same place every time and keep feeders topped up – going out looking for new food spots can use a lot of precious flying time during the short winter days.
Hedgehog House (PSC180493)
Hedgehogs start looking for new homes during the months of September and October as they get ready to settle down for their nice long winter rest.
Purpose built hedgehog houses and regular feeding of tinned cat or dog food alongside “wild” areas of the garden really welcome them in to share our urban spaces with us. Make sure that the bonfire is thoroughly checked for sleepy hedgehogs before lighting and never leave milk out for them as this upsets prickly tummies.
Posted on July 19, 2018
The Posh Shed Company Just Got Posher!
2018 has been an amazing year of growth so far for The Posh Shed Company; with new options in sheds, a new range of back door stores and brand new designs for bird, bat and hedgehog houses being made available for the first time on our new-look website and officially launched at the prestigious RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July.
We’re incredibly proud, and more than a little excited, to be able to announce that all of The Posh Shed Company products, from the smallest birdboxes to the largest bespoke sheds and all the backdoor stores in between, have received official endorsement from the Royal Horticultural Society.
So what does this mean?
The RHS has been absolutely committed to bringing the joy of gardening to everyone for over 150 years and works with carefully selected companies, often the best in their fields, to develop products meeting the highest standards of quality and design. The RHS has been licensing products for more than a decade, so they know what they’re about when choosing companies to produce high-quality, beautifully designed products for gardeners.
Receiving endorsement across our whole range of products, rather than just one, is great recognition for all the work, care and dedication that goes into to designing and making a Posh Shed product; from the initial idea, through the lengthy design process and all the way to final production in the best quality materials by experienced woodworkers before the delivery and installation takes place by the very same people who made the product in our Herefordshire workshop.
A few words from our CEO, Richard Frost: “We, like the RHS, believe that gardening enriches lives and we express that through our products which, we feel, both support gardening as enhance the garden environment. We’re thrilled to receive the endorsement of the UK’s best loved gardening charity”
Posted on June 26, 2018
Regular visitors to The Posh Shed Company may have noticed some changes afoot. As well as having a bit of a facelift we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to create some great new products which we’re certain will get your interest piqued!
So, what’s new?
We’ve added a whole new dimension to the Posh Shed range – you can now choose just how posh you want to go with your garden architecture. Like a bit of DIY? No problem, the new “Posh” option gives you the chance to build your very own Posh Shed using a pre-treated, ready to build kit delivered straight to your back door.
Prefer the job done for you? The “Very Posh” option includes both delivery and installation along with a few extra options such as paint colour and roof choices.
“Now you can choose to install your own Posh Shed”
If you’re “Unbelievably Posh” you can just sit back and enjoy our top-spec package – full insulation and lining, guttering, double glazing, solar panel and even a stylish weathervane to adorn your beautiful building.
“Backdoor stores are bigger and offer a greater range of styles”
The BackDoor Stores have had a bit of a rethink too, we’ve given the cupboard stores a little more in the way of depth and width, so you’ve got more internal space for all those muddy boots and gardening bits without losing too much extra space around the outside.
Is anything the same?
The changes bring a whole new feel to both the Posh Shed and Back Door Store ranges but what we’re never going to change is our excellent quality and inimitable style. You can absolutely depend on each and every item that leaves our Herefordshire workshop being of the very best workmanship.
Our great bespoke service remains the same – if you don’t see quite what you need on the website or in the brochure let us know! If you can imagine it, we can build it to your specifications.