Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Sheds: a gardener's castle...

If an Englishman’s home is his castle, what does this make his shed? In the battleground of domesticity, the humble shed can provide a welcome retreat for the English gardener, allowing men and women alike the opportunity to seek solace in the garden.

In recent years, sheds have evolved from their humble ‘roots’ (can’t beat a good gardening pun...) to grand log cabins that really are a home from home!

The last week’s biblical weather shows just how unpredictable the English weather can be, so the shed or log cabin really is an essential asset to any discerning gardener.

In my simple shed, I have a small potting table next to the window that looks out over the garden. Making the most of space is important and I have my seeds neatly arranged on the table, whilst tools are hung from pegs on the walls and along the roof.

However, as well as being a practical place to garden, pot and grow, sheds and log cabins can be a wonderful place to relax, get some peace and quiet and catch-up on those gardening magazines. Log cabins are very spacious and allow you to create a multi-purpose space where you can get down to serious gardening, as well as relaxing with a good gardening book or even just a cup of tea.

One day, when I have made my millions, I plan to purchase a lovely old country house with huge grounds and create my own allotment, with a vast log cabin from which to oversee my agricultural empire. In the meantime, I’ll make do with my much-loved shed, which allows me to garden, relax and drink tea in comfort.

If you’re looking for a botanical bolt-hole, Argos sell DIY log cabins from their site – take a look at some of the great range they have on offer and start planning your garden getaway today!


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