This time last year…

I was preparing to do a major revamp on the shed and compost bin area.  I did it early in October and a year on I’m pleased to say that I’ve not had to make any further adjustments or changes.

The blackthorn tree stump I finally cut back to just below ground level out of sight only a few weeks ago, but I’m not going to attempt to dig it out.

In case anyone is wondering the shed isn’t leaning as it looks like it is and is fairly level.


It was damp and dull for much of Thursday and Friday so I stayed at home.  Since then it’s been mostly sunny but breezy and chilly.

Yesterday I cleared the remaining rhubarb stems and leaves which went on the compost heap.  I then covered the crowns with a few inches of compost to keep them protected over the winter.

This morning I planted some crocuses in the stone feature and daffodils in a large pot.  The sedum is starting to die-back in the middle of the clump so needs to be lifted, split and replanted which I’ll do next spring.

Take care, and have a good week!

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22 Responses to This time last year…

  1. Jo says:

    It’s good when a big job is done and done well without having to make any tweaks. That’s a nice patch of sedum, the one I have is lighter in colour that yours. I hope we get some decent weather this week so you can get some of your remaining jobs done and dusted, though you seem to be ahead of the game.


  2. Liz says:

    Good job! Or, I should say good jobs. You are certainly in good shape with the plot autumn clean up. Is your sedum “Autumn Joy” or another variety?


  3. CJ says:

    A job well done on the shed/compost area, it is looking very neat. The sedum is really healthy looking, I bet the bees love it. I used to have one at my allotment too, I loved the little shoots that popped up very early in the season. Hope you have a good week, CJ xx


  4. menhir1 says:

    A few physically demanding gardening tasks to do, but there is the time in which to do them. The Sedum is still looking pretty good. What will you do with the separated elements of the plant when you do split it? xxx


  5. gertieanne says:

    Good, and thanks for reminding me to top-dress the rhubarb sooner rather than later 🙂


  6. I admire your shed. Mine is still leaking like a sieve and covered in ripped plastic! Xx


  7. snowbird says:

    It sounds like everything is sorted and organised. I do like that sedum. xxx


  8. I need to do the same on my sedums


  9. I think your sedum is still looking colourful 🙂

    All the best Jan


  10. nikkipolani says:

    Well, your sedum has certainly had a great season. My friends in Cambria have a very similar kind with those same pink blooms. With our longer summers, they’re still in full swing. Love the tidy look of your shed and its surroundings.


  11. Jade says:

    Love this shed and compost area! Very neat and the shed looks great like just built. Wish I had a tree log like yours to use as a stool.


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