• 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.


  • Wiveton Hall Kitchen Garden

    Wiveton Hall Kitchen Garden

    The walled kitchen garden is like a secret garden at Wiveton Hall. I only know it’s there as a friend rented a wing in Wiveton Hall a couple of years ago, and... Read more

    Posted on 19 September 2012 GARDENING
  • I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside (part 2)

    The last time I sojourned on the East Anglian coast was in West Mersea in Essex last June, and I was interested to see which plants would be flowering later in... Read more

    Posted on 16 September 2012 GARDENING
  • Pruning Summer Fruiting Raspberries

    Once your summer fruiting raspberry canes have finished fruiting this year, cut back the old canes that the fruit was on to ground level, leaving the newer cane... Read more

    Posted on 03 September 2012 GARDENING
  • Cosmic Carrots

    First the potatoes and now the carrots. Can veg growing get any more exciting than this? I grew these carrots in a bucket on a balcony, well above the pesky... Read more

    Posted on 25 August 2012 GARDENING
  • The Joy of Potatoes

    Wow, I love digging up potatoes. Especially when they look like this! I grew a selection of colourful tubers sent to me by Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes, as well... Read more

    Posted on 21 August 2012 GARDENING
  • I’m Never Gonna Dig Again

    Back in April (about 16 weeks ago), I planted up three Charlotte potatoes straight on top of fresh grass as a ‘No dig’ growing experiment, earthing them up... Read more

    Posted on 13 August 2012 GARDENING
  • Pea Shoots

    Three weeks ago I sowed some spare pea seeds in a basin for pea shoots. They’re now ready for picking, taste delicious and hopefully will re-grow to give me... Read more

    Posted on 09 August 2012 GARDENING
  • Chioggia Beetroot

    Finally! I’ve had success with growing beetroot. And what a gorgeous sight this Chioggia beetroot is. Fairly made my day as I cut it in half. And it looks prett... Read more

    Posted on 24 July 2012 GARDENING
  • Topiary Tim and His Herd of Elephants

    Tim’s back and creating more fantastic topiary in our area. At the beginning of the year on a bright winter’s day, Tim started transforming a neighbour’s... Read more

    Posted on 14 July 2012 GARDENING
  • Sugar Snap Sugar Ann

    Neighbour Nevil planted these Sugar Ann sugar snap peas about 12 weeks ago in an old suitcase. They’re self-supporting (canes used only to deter cats and foxes)... Read more

    Posted on 05 July 2012 GARDENING
  • Hampton Court Flower Show 2012-it’s Still Huge!

    Hampton Court Flower Show 2012-it’s Still Huge!

    Hampton Court is huge and ever-changing and one new innovation that I really enjoyed was the creation of the ‘Low cost, high impact’ gardens. Just four of them... Read more

    Posted on 03 July 2012 GARDENING
  • Mini Wildflower Meadow

    Over the last few years, we’ve planted annual native wildflower seed mixes in our tree pits, and although they’ve looked fantastic, by the end of July (and... Read more

    Posted on 27 June 2012 GARDENING
  • Cos ‘Freckles’


    Just read a fab post by Michelle at Veg plotting about leaves that can take all this damp weather we’ve been having and one of her images was of this beauty... Read more

    Posted on 23 June 2012 GARDENING
  • Name That Herb

    Shame led me onto a very enjoyable herb course recently, run by Judith Hann of Hann’s Herbs Gloucestershire. Shame that I didn’t know what Lovage looked like an... Read more

    Posted on 18 June 2012 GARDENING
  • Earthing up (no Dig ) Potatoes a La Charles Dowding (ish)

    A neighbor had some spare chitted ’Charlotte’ seed potatoes when I got back from my Easter holiday, and inspired by Charles Dowding growing potatoes straight... Read more

    Posted on 06 June 2012 GARDENING
  • Chelsea Fringe Garden of Disorientation

    After dashing around all morning in South London, buying plants for clients, I popped into the delightfully minty Garden of Disorientation in Clerkenwell on my... Read more

    Posted on 03 June 2012 GARDENING
  • Chelsea Fringe Cake Sunday 2012

    Chelsea Fringe Cake Sunday 2012

    As rain and cooler weather are predicted for the coming Jubilee weekend, I was reflecting on how lucky we were with exceptional weather for our Chelsea Fringe... Read more

    Posted on 01 June 2012 GARDENING
  • Neglected Garden

    My poor back garden has been sadly neglected. While I’ve been pampering front gardens along the street, behind the house has had to play second fiddle not only... Read more

    Posted on 20 May 2012 GARDENING
  • Chelsea Fringe Cake Sunday Preparations

    Chelsea Fringe Cake Sunday Preparations

    Preparations are well under way for our Chelsea Fringe Cake Sunday on May 27th and neighbours got together yesterday to whip up oodles of bunting for the event. Read more

    Posted on 13 May 2012 GARDENING
  • Nursery Heaven at the Garden Museum

    It’s such a treat to have the opportunity to buy from specialist nurseries, all under one roof at the Garden Museum in the center of London. Read more

    Posted on 30 April 2012 GARDENING