Gardening - Life Lessons

The Little Shed Sort Out

The Potting Shed Sort Out
Surrounded by the contents of the shed!

It was time to tidy out the little shed in the garden, and to start using it for something other than a dumping ground! Once I had cleared the cobwebs hanging from the ceiling and around the window I got in and cleared out everything! How we managed to fit so much in there is beyond me, it seemed like a tardis. It had become home to two broken bikes and a helmet, old fishing gear, tins of old paint and rollers, an old barbecue, three fold up chairs and two and a half bags of builders sand! Not to mention the smell, which disappeared quite quickly thanks to a squirt of odour neutralising air freshener and leaving the door open for a while! The window was covered in a green moss like substance, which I cleaned and it is now gleaming!

I don’t know if it is just me, but you can’t beat the joy of finding things you thought had been lost forever when having a sort out! I found the garden hoe, and the small grid for the garden sieve! I even found an unused bamboo cane trellis, which I am sure will come in handy!

One thing I was hoping not to find, but was sure I would, was a big spider! It was inevitable really, but I was living in hope that I wouldn’t! I have always had a fear of spiders, but seeing as though he/she had been living in the shed uninterrupted for who knows how long, I left it there to continue its existence! But I am aware that it is in there somewhere whenever I venture in for my garden tools!

My gardening journey so far has been hard work, but thoroughly enjoyable. I am really starting to see the garden in a different light, other than a huge grassed area that takes forever to cut! When this lockdown is over, and the “new-normal” begins I am going to ensure that gardening becomes part of my own “new-normal”. A few hours here and there, even in the colder months should help to keep on top of the regular maintenance required. Having an outdoor space during lockdown has been wonderful. It’s easy to lose a few hours digging, planting and tending to the patio planters.

I can’t wait to see how the garden evolves in the future, and planning what I can do to make the most of the space. Follow me on social media to keep updated.

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