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(apologies to all those people standing ankle deep in post-flood sludge who probably don't need a smarty-pants pointing at the silver-lining).Lawns - because it has been well-nigh impossible to get the mower out of the shed, grass has grown much longer than
the shed each year.
the process until your plait has reached a good length, and simply hang it up in a dry place, such as a shed, or kitchen. You can then pluck off the bulbs to use as and when you need them.
from slugs and snails) and planted them out when they had a good clump of leaves. I always grow lettuces in a well-drained (and less slug-prone) bed close to my shed, so I can keep an eye on them.I tend to try a few new lettuce varieties each year
the blue of the wooden compost bins. Yes blue. They match the shed and aren't really that bright - they've weathered to a dark rustic tone.And feeding on the fly maggots is a whole series of other insects. There's a veritable ecosystem in there. Several
the garden, but our resident south London foxes liked to play with them and many have been damaged or gone missing. Those that remain are nailed to the shed and the flagpole. The sheep jawbone eventually also fell apart because of their meddling, but the cat
look to for both inspiration and entertainment. At the moment my favourites are Beth Chatto's Woodland Garden and The Potting Shed Papers by Charles Elliott (no pictures but some excellent writing).This last was given to me by the mysterious Garden
where they'll keep in my cool shed for a couple of months.My absolute favourite apple variety is another eater called 'Spartan', and my single tree is laden down with them this year. Their skin turns a deep red that buffs up to a beautiful shine you can