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What's in your potting shed?

Hi folks.

I'm making significant progress taming part of my field, and have managed to empty one of the old sheds of all its awful junk. So now I have a potting shed...

What do you have in yours? I've got the usual arrangement of shelves, pots, muck and gardeny bits, but since one of my favourite armchairs needed a home, I have produced a comfy corner. My corner also has some of my favourite gardening books, all my packets of seed, and a view out onto what is fast becoming my veg patch.

Oh, and I have just purchased a couple of potting shed mugs...

Love to know what's in yours!



  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,550

    Sounds bliss field tamer image Do we get a pic? image

    I have just moved and have inherited two sheds, both of which have no windows! But I have plonked all my gardening stuff in them and hope to renovate them when it gets a bit dryer out there image


  • AWBAWB Posts: 421

    I have sited a bird feeding station close to mine, spend hours just watching the wildlife,   


  • Haven't got a potting shed - the house fills that role -  tools, seeds and all sorts stored just inside the door where I can get at them - did someone say that bit's supposed to be the dining room image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • TOGTOG Posts: 1

    I saw Monty had a blackboard in his and so I used the same idea for making reminders about various tasks which is useful. I also made use of an old Art plan chest with drawers that was set for the tip, I claimed it and use it to dry out seeds collected in late summer etc. As well as all the usual tools and equipment for practical use - I put in a little 2 foot wide shelf to display the little objects I dig up occasionally. I recently found an old military coat button as well as numerous glass marbles, an ink pot and several clay pipes.

  • lydiaannlydiaann Posts: 298

    What's in there?  You mean apart from the humungous, huge, hairy beasties that I promise to help my husband with in the spring and autumn, only to run screaming down the garden at the sheer speed of those 8 legs all working in concert...doesn't bear thinking about (I've since heard about conkers and managed last autumn to get the inside ringed with them at floor level.  One to 2 weeks will tell me if it works or not!)

  • LunariaLunaria Posts: 144

    My shed is very big the inside is painted white and there are drawings from my niece allover it. I have plenty of windows, the curtains are very pretty and vintage. With birds on it. I need to invest in a noticeboard for my random notes and little drawing. I have a potting shed half with the usual bits and bobs in it. The other half is a chill out area. It has two lovely comfy chairs handmade by my husbands friend. There is an old school desk that I have a kettle and tea/coffee making things on. Above that is a shelf with kitchen sprays and paper towels. I keep the mugs in a large plastic tub. Away from little beasties.  My husband works with people with learning difficulties.  Sometimes he comes home with someone and they pot around planting seeds etc. My mother in law has a key and comes round to garden whenever she wants.  So there's a usually a few snacks in vintage tins. And jars of sweets. There's a set of draws with gardening books and magazines in. A few crossword books. I am near the beach so there's also beach toys/bucket and spades. A collection of seashells. I have electricity and am in range of the house wifi.  I take my tablet and listen to the radio or even watch TV programmes. Hanging from a ceiling beam is a crocheted moon and stars that were made for my shed by someone at work. The first thing I put in my shed was a wind chime. I like to sit back in my comfy chair and listen to them.

     The door of my shed is painted yellow. It reminds people of the door to calamity Janes cottage in the Doris Day movie. A friend made me a sign for the door out of driftwood. Saying "Lisa shed". In the summer there is multi coloured bunting hanging around the outside. 

    A most useful thing is my doorbell. It's wireless my husband can ring it from the house if I'm needed. Without having to come outside in wind and rain just to get me. 

  • Your shed sounds nicer than my house Lunariaimage

    Sounds ace!

    Wearside, England.
  • LunariaLunaria Posts: 144

    Lol I think it's probably  nicer than mine. 

  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    Lunaria you have painted such a perfect picture in my mind that it makes me smile.  I think you should open your shed to the publicimage.

    My compost and pots are in the garage but the unheated utility room is where I tend to  sow and pot up.  Then the seedlings spend time moving between all the rooms in the house till they're big enough for the big outdoorsimage

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267

    I've two potting sheds one at home and one on the allotment, haven't managed to tame either,this is work in progress, the interia of both resemble organised chaous, I know were eveything is though, apart from perhaps 4 pairs of secatars which will be found during the annual declutter/clean out in Spring.

    They are like Dr Who Tardis's. It surprising how much stuff you can fit in a potting shed without really trying. If there was a world record for the number of items in a potting shed me thinks I'd be a close runner up. So what's in there image There's shelving, hooks on walls and the doors. All the usual gardening stuff. Garden furniture, a Bar Be cue with gas bottle, disposible BBC's just in case, lawn mower. Can't fit in the gazibo, that's stored in the basement. The shed at home's only 4 by 6 image but it does have double doors which helps, I' don't actually need to walk into it to reach stuff.

    Was hoping to fit a chair in the allotment shed this spring and get a small camp stove to make tea and coffee.image

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