25 March 2011

sunshine in my shed

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wow, a little taste of summer today in the capital. I even caught the sun on my cheeks! I have been weaving like mad lately, I cant wait to finish it and take it off the loom. I am also planning a small veg patch in our garden, when a say small, I mean small...about two beetroots, some spring onions and salad leaves. Its a start to our self sufficient life though...right?
I thought i'd take some pics of my shed in the afternoon sun.









I had to cut back some herbs which were not looking too good, but i couldn't bear to throw them away, so I tied them in bunches and hung in my shed. hopefully when I open the door tomorrow, Im going to get a nice waft of thyme!

12 comments:

  1. Loving the light in your shed and the lovely red horse caught our eye. x

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  2. Ooooh I do love thyme myself although I've had a hard time keeping mine alive. It has a beautiful little home on our windowsill yet still continues to wither. Any suggestions?

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  3. Your shed looks lovely, I have total shed envy, I do! Good luck with the veggies, I had a bit of success with my first attempt last year - i was pleasantly surprised. I would definitely recommend baby beets, really simple and don't take up too much space {and you can eat the leaves in salad!} and swiss chard was brilliant and kept me in salads all summer! Oh also, plant dried peas {the sort from the supermarket} in tubs in the kitchen for an abundant crop of pea shoots for salads and ace in a risotto! x

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  4. Slighty envious of your shed. It puts my little green shed to shame! Yay for starting you new self sufficient life. We have a lottie and wholeheartedly recommend growing some veg. If you are short on space try a strawberry tower, or have hanging baskets of tumbling tomatoes like hundreds & thousands. It does like it says... loads of tiny delicious toms in a basket. Have a lovely sun filled weekend. Lou x

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  5. Your shed is so beautiful! What a lovely place to retreat to. :) I am curious, how does it do during the colder weather? Is damp a problem? I have a summer house in my garden and I'm thinking of making some changes.

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  6. I love all your loom updates!

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  7. Your shed is absolutely gorgeous! Wow.

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  8. Love your shed particularly loving your dala horseon the shelf.I keep trying to get one on ebay but they are so expensive.I also love the old russian stacking dolls but they are also hard to find.I don't have much of a garden sizewise.But I grow tomatoes and strawberies in hanging baskets and have loads of herbs in various containers,tin kettles, zinc buckets and old enamel breadbins which are also great for growing potatoes in as they are nice and deep-just drill a few holes for drainage.Anne x

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  9. Your 'shed' looks a perfect haven, especially in the sunshine. x

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  10. One day soon I'm going to clean out my shed. It should look as bright as yours, but I've got things lurking in the corners of mine and yours looks so clean. xx

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  11. I heart you shed and all the specials in it.

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  12. Just found your lovely site and reading your older posts - love your shed and your garden - you obviously have a very artistic/creative mind. Envious.

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