What Lurks Behind Your Garden Shed (3)

When, years ago, I built the garden shed I sited the corner close to the boundary but as bottom boundary line is at an angle the nearside of the shed was fairly a distance from the boundary generating a triangular space, a wedge shape of land that at very first was primarily left to the advantage of wildlife. Then when I walked the garden space I stared at the little pile of rocks which started the entire process, and realized, how far I had come from a pile of brush piled in my neighbors yard, to a garden location, the plants in the greenhouse and in planters about the yard, and the foundation for a new beginning come spring.

My grandfather preferred to plant his garden on a hill for the many positive aspects it provided, not to mention that it created themselves really strong to climb that hill, to be capable to plant into it. But I dreamed of something a lot more little scale than my grandparents’ gardens.

Even with the addition of this small shed extension behind the garden shed not only is there still valuable space for a compost location proper in the corner (provided a face lift with a handful of surplus pieces of decking), the water butt, car tyre planter and garden canes, but there is also space to conveniently shop the wheelbarrow and hose pipe when not in use.

I use two compost bins for composting kitchen and garden waste, 1 is open leading with slated sides tucked in behind my shed and the other is an old upturned black plastic dustbin with the base (which is now the prime) cut out and replaced with a wooden lid.

And even then there’s still space left more than for a cubbyhole exactly where a patio chair conveniently sits so that on a warm sunny day, while out gardening, I can take the occasional coffee break and admire the beauties of the garden or reflect on the wonders of nature, ahead of getting back and tackling the subsequent garden job.