Another extra post – Keith asked me to post some piccies of the shed we use as an office so he can show folk. But I thought I’d take this opportunity to post pics of all our sheds. I know that seems a bit sad but actually, sheds and workspaces are a really important part of any garden. They’re where the tools live and all the work gets done that goes into making a lovely garden. They also have lots of potential as wildlife habitats. One of our sheds has a ‘brown’ roof – that’s like a green roof only made from surplus building materials like broken bricks. It doesn’t look as exciting as a green roof, but is dead easy to make and provides a habitat for creatures that like a drier environment that’s often missing from productive gardens like ours.
We have four different sheds – that sounds a lot, but it’s a big garden. First up is the office shed. This was here when we moved in in 1998 and had been used a workshop for woodwork. It’s also been used a music studio, but now we both work from home, it’s our office.
This is in the back garden, right near the back door. It’s also where we store our bikes for trips to the pub.
In the work area in the larger front garden are three more sheds – a lawnmower shed, a tool shed and a pot shed.
The tool shed is a proper shed from a proper shed shop. The lawnmower shed is made from pallets and the pot shed from a load of junk we seem to have accumulated in the garden.
At this time of year, I trim my lavender bushes and scatter the trimmings on the floor of the tool shed as a strewing herb. whenever you walk in there, there’s a wonderful scent of lavender.
Finally, here’s an image of how they all relate to one another.