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  • Out of my Shed http://outofmyshed.co.uk/

    It's a blog about gardening in London throughout the year, with a visit now and then to some fab gardens further afield.
    I also help organise a community vegetable growing project where I live in North London and this year we’re hoping to involve over 100 households to grow vegetables in their front gardens.

LATEST ARTICLES ( 172 )

  • Great Dixter in June

    Great Dixter June

    I often feel that I’m a tad gushing when I write about Great Dixter, but I just can’t help myself. If you’re ever feeling a bit jaded about gardening (or despai... Read more

    Posted on 02 July 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Front Garden Lettuces

    Front Garden Lettuces

    Lettuces started off in the greenhouse and planted out about in my front garden 5 weeks ago are just about ready to have leaves harvested. Read more

    Posted on 30 May 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Inner Temple Garden

    Inner Temple Garden

    This weekend heralded the beginning of the marvellous Chelsea Fringe , where you can attend many a quirky horticultural happening, mostly in London, (although... Read more

    Posted on 25 May 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Cardimine Quinquefolia

    Cardimine Quinquefolia

    Friend Julia, who has an amazing memory, pointed out that I’ve mentioned this delicate spring perennial before. And so I have, back in 2011, first glimpsed... Read more

    Posted on 06 March 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Cardimine Quinquefolia

    Cardimine Quinquefolia

    Friend Julia, who has an amazing memory, pointed out that I’ve mentioned this delicate spring perennial before. And so I have, back in 2011, first glimpsed... Read more

    Posted on 06 March 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Raised Beds

    Raised Beds

    Back in 2010, I espied a couple of old palettes in a neighbour’s front garden and thought these might make wonderful raised beds for my own front garden. Read more

    Posted on 07 February 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Daffodils Restored

    Daffodils Restored

    Last year, all but a few of these ‘Rijnvelds Early Sensation’ daffodils came up blind. It was only their second year, but they’d been cruelly cut down (well,... Read more

    Posted on 30 January 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Death of an Elephant

    Death Elephant

    Here’s Tim. Topiary Tim. He’s looking a bit sad. One of our elephants has had to go.Up until the end of last year, all was looking well in the herd. But then,... Read more

    Posted on 11 January 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • These Are a Few of My Favourite things-Part 3

    These Favourite things-Part

    Although my blogging has been rather minimal this year, I have quietly visited a few corking gardens and nurseries that I couldn’t resist writing about. Read more

    Posted on 06 January 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Inspiration at Les Jardins Agapanthe (part 1)

    Inspiration Jardins Agapanthe (part

    I was completely wowed by Les Jardins Agapanthe at the beginning of June this year. Above are glorious groupings of Allium Globemaster and as the bulb planting... Read more

    Posted on 26 November 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Hollyhocks

    Hollyhocks

    I can feel it coming on. This slight obsession with Hollyhocks (Alcea rosea).Not only are they wonderful for greening-up our streets, but now they’re creeping... Read more

    Posted on 04 November 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Machinations on Moving Raspberries

    Machinations Moving Raspberries

    Utopian dreams of a back garden potager have been rather crushed this season by the vigour of my ‘Polka’ raspberries.  I’m not saying that I don’ t love the fac... Read more

    Posted on 05 October 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Favourite Tomatoes

    Favourite Tomatoes

    I haven’t been quite as scientific as I’d set out to be with my tomato growing this year. However, out of the selection of tomatoes I did grow, two varieties... Read more

    Posted on 26 September 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Greening up Your Neighbourhood

    Greening Your Neighbourhood

    Hollyhocks are giving a wonderful display in our streets and front gardens this year.Their ability to grow in such tricky conditions never fails to astound and... Read more

    Posted on 07 July 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Grow London 19th-21st June

    Grow London 19th-21st June

    Grow London is now in its second year. Last year was a fabulous show, beautifully curated with top-notch nurseries, classy garden furniture and the most... Read more

    Posted on 16 June 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Hurrah for Self-seeders!

    Hurrah Self-seeders!

    These gorgeous Aquilegias (aka columbines, Granny’s bonnets) seemed to have exuberantly increased since last year (all on their own), and post spring bulbs, hav... Read more

    Posted on 29 May 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Tulip Disappointment

    Tulip Disappointment

    It’s all looking a little funereal in the front garden. I was aiming for a bright and perky extravaganza that I’ve sometimes achieved in the past (just think... Read more

    Posted on 03 May 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Suttons’ Seed Mixes (and Personalised Crates!)

    Suttons’ Seed Mixes (and Personalised Crates!)

    Ah! Flattery will get you everywhere! Suttons sent out four salad seed mixes for gardening bloggers and journalists to trial in early Feb, accompanied by one’s... Read more

    Posted on 21 April 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Lunaria ‘Corfu Blue’

    Lunaria ‘Corfu Blue’

    I bought little seedlings of this lovely perennial Honesty around Easter last year from Special Plants in Bath and this spring they have started flowering. Read more

    Posted on 11 April 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Tomatoes-choosing Your Favourite Variety

    Tomatoes-choosing Your Favourite Variety

    I was chatting to fellow tomato enthusiasts recently and as we nattered on about favourite varieties, I was surprised to hear that they found ‘Sungold’ (above)... Read more

    Posted on 28 March 2015 GARDENING, HOME