Our ‘little’ Shed ~ the story so far

May 2017
Clearing the ground ready to build our shed
July 2017
A few months later the posts went in the ground
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The waterproof membrane and cladding go up
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The joists for the floor

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The base floor goes down

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Now to protect the floor from the rain as best we can
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All the cladding in place

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The roof timbers go up
Dec 2017
And just before the snow arrives we have a roof!
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The partition wall to separate the workshop/storage area from the tea room
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Our first reclaimed window goes in
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A little problem has sprung up, with water getting in somewhere
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Our first event using the shed…The Big Lunch…the front view of the shed
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Arts and crafts ready for the kids at The Big Lunch
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Reclaimed doors from a nearby school
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A few adjustments
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The guttering goes up along with the tank for rainwater harvesting
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The bespoke cabinets are all up
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Time to get insulating the ceiling

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The leak all fixed, we can now get on with insulating and lining the shed
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Anyone who turned up got roped into painting the shed
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Another reclaimed window gets fitted
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Let there be light!
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The final reclaimed window is fitted
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All the doors and windows fitted; doesn’t it look smart!
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All the hard work is really paying off as the shed starts to look homely
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Lovely light and airy space
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Our first Tai Chi group enjoying tea in our new shed
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Still a bit of work to do on the workshop side of things

The Beauty of Nature

The flower bed took shape after the pile of woodchip had been used up around the garden. The woodchip had been in a pile for two years so the weeds would be under control and so we decided to throw together a flower bed.  People offered us plants until the flower bed was overflowing.

I think you’ll agree the style is slightly boho but it works.  It is a small haven within the garden to attract pollinating insects.

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Blooming Polytunnel

This year we saw a raised bed being installed into the polytunnel.  Community gardeners went along and collected horse manure from a friend with horses.  We managed to get enough to fill up one side of the polytunnel.

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Roy filled the polytunnel up with seedlings of lettuce and kale and sewed some radish seed.  Henry planted out some tomatoes and peppers at the far end of the polytunnel.

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We had harvests of lettuce, radish, kale and now have the first signs of aubergine poking through the blossoms.  When the first lot of lettuce was all harvested we replaced it with cut and come again lettuce.  Some spinach has now been sown in place of the radish.

A Chilly Day in April

The community garden involves people from all different backgrounds

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We have had a lovely gentleman, Roy, who came to the garden this year and has become quite a presence in the garden. He built a structure under which he grew broad beans, peas, onions, kale, beetroot and runner beans.

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We also have a small group, funded by Learn Devon, who come up and help school children plant some vegetables

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