March Peek at the Veg Garden

shedAnother of my monthly peek at the veg garden posts and this time a different viewpoint on a rather dull day. Looking towards the front of the shed, I took the photo above today while it was raining. Our shed that sits in the middle of the veg garden used to look very different:

shed

I used to really dislike it. Actually, I hated it.

After a makeover of paint (what a chore that was, not easy painting pebble dash!), wrought iron hanging basket, old stable hay rack planted with ivy, gravel paths, bee boxes, troughs and vintage items here and there, I’m finally starting to feel happy about the decision not to knock it down. The shed wasn’t designed to be a thing of beauty but I think I’ve managed to make it look heaps better, it doesn’t irritate me anymore. In summer the bunting will come out and the pots and troughs will be spilling over with colourful flowers.

Some of the jobs I’d like to get done soon:

  • Build three more no-dig raised beds, another in front of the shed and two in the middle of the plot.
  • Build a hazel archway to frame the middle of the garden (not sure yet if I can get this done this year).
  • Plant a Buddleja (or Buddleia) near the log store for the butterflies.
  • Plant more fruit bushes.
  • Make a faux window frame with planting box for the shed side wall (not pictured). I have lots of ideas swimming around in my head thanks to Pinterest

 

12 comments

  1. When I liked your ‘after’ pic in Instagram I hadn’t seen this post. What an incredible transformation! I love the new-look shed. It looks like just the sort of place that I could spend a whole heap of time in. x

  2. It’s so roomy inside and has power/light which is great. It needs a good clear out inside because we seem to have accumulated a lot of ‘stuff’ (dreading meeting the spiders!) but I’m really pleased with how it’s looking now. It’s a great excuse to buy more vintage items to dress it ha ha! Thank you for your lovely comment, lovely to read someone else likes it too x

  3. The new look is great – pity that I couldn’t imagine managing to paint our garage. By the way – it could be my computer but the images didn’t appear on the blog post – I had to click on the file icon to open them.

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