Hello , my name is Gill and I am an enthusiastic gardener and vegetable grower. I have and allotment and a small town garden in Northamptonshire in the UK. I love my little garden because is easy and so adaptable. I don’t know about you, but gardening never stops. It’s not the up-keep so much but the design and desire for something new. I guess its about the knowledge of plants that grows too and having ideas. Learning is the basis of a lot of creativity and what I see on Pinterest and Instagram all adds to the fun.
Its not all about the plants
The space is outside and away from the house and a place that you can express yourself that’s different from your home interior. Its obviously seasonal but not if you have a she-shed too.
The shed is part of the garden, a focal point, a place of creativity that’s not only about gardening but projects and painting, stuff on-the-go and stuff in progress. It is the engine room and brilliant place to go when its raining.
People think its easy-peasy having a small garden. But not so, its a much more intense as it really is all about the detail.
My deck area measures 8 square meters, the main area 33 square meters with a side bit of 15 square meters, where I have the green house. Its 56 square meters in all.
Just like your favorite room in your home, you want it to look gorgeous, maybe neat and tidy, possibly a little too ordered if you are like me.
It hasn’t all been plain sailing as you will see in the before photo here. But the builders could have done worse. I have ended up with a lot of walls. Other people walls. So its these that I am gradually making the most of with trellis that I have built myself in the she-shed. See below my herb rack that has been a delight outside the kitchen.
Growing my own
Now it isn’t all about a little town garden. I have an allotment too which is a joy to do. Althogh demanding and educational, which is also why I have loads of stories to share with you. From the promising baby plants in the green house to the grandeur of the summer spectacle to the ultimate harvest.