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My Beautiful Shed

Yesterday I suddenly noticed how beautiful my shed is. The sun was streaming in through the window and catching on the Coriander seeds that I have hanging up to dry. My lone pumpkin has pride of place on the bench making everything look Autumnal and just a little bit orange and my pruning saw looks positively vicious (must remember to keep that away from the kids!). Even the tub of Rooster Booster and Tomorite adds a certain 21st century charm. I just love it.

There’s something very Autumnal about sheds too. Maybe because it’s slightly warmer in there and a good place to retreat to when your fingers get cold.

But also I realised that I love the colours, shapes and texture of my pots, tools, wooden seed trays and the whole feel of the place. What I’d love to do is fix the roof and put some reclining chairs in there – beat up ones that were just really, really comfy. Then I’d have some electricity run down there and plug in a heater. And then I’d sit there with my seed packets, and tools and read gardening books. Not the ones that tell you what to do every month but the ones that tell you about real gardens and the real people that tended them. I love those ones.

10 Responses to “My Beautiful Shed”

  1. tea drinkeron 04 Nov 2011 at 12:17 pm

    great to see a shed post that isn’t a “blokes and sheds” post. wish mine looked as handsome as that

  2. Rachaelon 04 Nov 2011 at 1:27 pm

    It looks like something out of ‘Country Living’ magazine. I only have a plastic box :(

  3. Carolynon 04 Nov 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I’d love a proper gardening shed and remember the one my grandpa had – it always smelled so lovely, creosote and oiled tools, marvellous!

  4. Chrison 04 Nov 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Wow, that’s a really tidy shed. Not like my disaster area at all.

    Nice and bright with ththose white-washed walls.

  5. Laura Milleron 05 Nov 2011 at 5:30 am

    Your shed looks great! Can’t wait to see the chairs. heater and shelf full of fab gardening books! If you haven’t got it already, please get the book on the Lost Gardens of Heligan for sheer gardening indulgence. It’s wonderful…. Here’s the link to Amazon
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-Gardens-Heligan-Tim-Smit/dp/0575402458/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1320470925&sr=1-1

  6. Unaon 05 Nov 2011 at 8:29 am

    It looks lovely . Do you have a brick wall there .

  7. Damoon 05 Nov 2011 at 9:01 am

    Very envious! And it’s so tidy!!

  8. Juleson 05 Nov 2011 at 9:49 am

    What a gorgeous shed! I’d consider selling my husband for a shed like that.

  9. The Real Supermumon 11 Nov 2011 at 11:03 pm

    What a beautifully organised shed,My children would have a field day in there.Planting all sorts of beans and flowers.I wish I had a shed.

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