This week I’ve…

been making the most of the continuing good weather and on Monday morning I spring cleaned the shed!

I took everything out, brushed and checked the inside then after cleaning and sorting through everything put it all back again.

The contents include  a wooden chair that only fits inside sideways, a spade,  a small stainless steel fork,  a well used wooden handled large fork that I was given when I first started, a rake, a Dutch hoe, a recently acquired draw hoe, hand fork and trowl, grass shears, secateurs, watering can,  over 25 six foot canes, a bag of seed and cuttings compost,  several pairs of gloves including the pair that Nikki sent me when I took the plot on, an old pair of scissors, a Swiss Army knife, a metal cup, a dinner fork, a 2010 gardening calender, lots of peasticks, a ball of string, several buckets and assorted other items such as a golf ball!

In between preparing the vegetable areas I had a look round at some of the perennial flowers that are on the way.

There are daffodils

some aquilegias

perennial cornflowers

and the hydrangea

I’ve also seen the first bumblebee and ladybird of the year on the plot!

Have a good weekend!


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22 Responses to This week I’ve…

  1. Harry says:

    Can’t imagine what you carried about in your pockets when you were a schoolboy!! LOL

  2. Jenny Aspin says:

    I could do with doing likewise but the thought of encountering spiders puts me off. 😦

  3. menhir says:

    You’ve literally done a good Spring clean. Everything is so late this year. The happy clusters of snowdrops we currently have, should have been making room for other flowers such as daffodils, narcissi and crocuses by now.

    • Flighty says:

      Menhir thanks, it was the first time I’ve done it!
      It is, but it’s staying lighter longer and getting warmer so they’ll soon all be in flower. xx

  4. deyank says:

    The flower pods on my daffodils have already begun to split open. Nice and warm yesterday and probably a little warmer today. Very sunny. Also very welcome change from the crummy weather we had last month about this time.


  5. Jo says:

    It just goes to show how much you can fit into a small shed. I don’t have a shed on my plot. I had considered getting a small one, but I wouldn’t want to leave tools in it anyway, so perhaps not. It’s lovely to see all the flowers, as well as ladybirds and bees making a welcome return now that the weather has warmed up.

    • Flighty says:

      Jo it does indeed! I know some sites don’t have them but I feel that they are part of allotmenteering !
      It most certainly is, and I read on A4A today that someone had seen a couple of butterflies! xx

  6. royiii says:

    Well done for managing the shed spring clean. I am still trying to build up the enthusiasm to valet my car. I guess there is always next week…

  7. Jenny Aspin says:

    You’ve got to have a shed for sheltering in when it rains and you need somewhere for your flask and sandwiches. 😉

    • Flighty says:

      Jenny very true however I very rarely ever need to take shelter but if I do I use a neighbour’s greenhouse! I drink water, from the tap, and if I take any food it’s a couple of biscuits and an apple or banana. xx

  8. Lynda says:

    You have been busy.
    Love all the flowers coming to life ;0)

  9. Glo says:

    Well done on the spring cleaned shed! Such a neat and tidy way to start off the planting season. I’ve read that you can use a golf ball as an alternative to a bathtub plug (in a pinch), but not sure what usage it could be on the plot. I’ll have to think about that one 😉 Your daffodils will soon be out ~ they are blooming in our area now. Yay, it’s spring at last!

    • Flighty says:

      Glo thanks, it was really done to show friends on one of the gardening forums just what I keep in there! I presume that I found the golf ball on the plot, although the nearest course is miles away.
      I’m looking forward to the daffodils. At long last over here! xx

  10. nikkipolani says:

    Oh, oh, oh! Look at all the new growth! I love the leaves of columbines. And your shed looks so orderly. I saw gloves the other day and wondered if it was time to send you another pair.

  11. Liz says:

    Raccoons sometimes take residence in my garden shed, especially in wintertime. I’ve also had snakes in there—yikes!! So the shed is left to its own devices. I’m impressed with your spring cleaning. I think you mentioned you are a minimalist, which probably means clean and tidy, too! That gene missed me and when I have company, I have to clean like a maniac.
    The perennial cornflower leaves look so like lambs ears (stachys).

    • Flighty says:

      Liz as far as I know the only shed residents I have are spiders. I’m generally clean and tidy but do have lapses from time to time.
      Yes the cornflower leaves are similar. xx

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