For weeks I have been researching photos of potting sheds on pinterest for inspiration. I scoured op shops for bits and pieces to make it even cuter.
Then in just one day, Howard and I turned it from the dumping ground under the verandah:
to this organised and pretty potting shed.
Howard chopped the top off our old entertainment unit to make me a new potting bench. It was a lovely piece of furniture in its day: retractable doors to cover the TV, a glass door to cover the stereo. But in this day of flat screen TVs it was redundant, heavy and bulky. It has a new lease of life here as you can see. The shelves on the right were here when we moved in: a steel frame with vinyl covered chip board shelves that were all swollen and disgusting. Howard fit left over, recycled flooring to make shiny new shelves.
I washed all the pots before replacing them, organised by size, on my new shelves. I know exactly where everything is for the first time in gardening history. The blackboard is an old picture frame I bought for next to nothing without glass and painted with chalk board paint.
The quote is from the sublime Audrey Hepburn: Those who garden believe in tomorrow.
The tray holding gardening tools came from an op shop, the tea pot with succulent from the lovely Laura.
I bought new galvanised bins for chicken feed. Originally I misguidedly bought plastic ones but the local rodents ate right through the lids. Take it from me, go steel and ensure the lids fit tightly.
The rest we had, just cleaned and recycled.
I love gardening so much more now that I have a space to potter. I potted up some seedlings after dinner one evening. I can even clean and trim vegetables before bringing them up to the kitchen.
A little planning, a lot of recycling and a lot of courage and look what you can do.