The Potting Bench

At the front of the garden shed was a patch of rough, uneven, stoney ground which had chunks of rock and broken concrete  thrown on it.

P had been pondering what to do with it when I suggested that  a potting bench set against the stone wall would be useful.

I envisaged a simple wooden bench made from the offcuts lying around the "dumping ground"  behind the shed.

This is the work in progress so far.....



A sturdy bench with a shelf beneath it for pots and compost and a handy blind at the front made from roofing membrane.

The area in front is currently being paved so that my delicate tootsies don't get muddy.

And for any potential snoopers out there, we now have a little added security...



21 comments:

  1. Our opposite neighbour recently got a video doorbell. I mentioned I'd put their wheely bin out when they were away. "I know, I saw you" he said. I'll give you a wave when I come for some fresh compost.

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    1. I am still working out how to connect our camera to my smartphone.

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  2. That potting bench with the blind is a great idea. Lord Peregrine is not just a pretty face.

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  3. Yes the bench is great. I'm sure my wife wishes I could listen to what she envisions and make it happen! The camera is a great idea and I hope it does the trick -- sharing with the goodhearted while keeping the scoundrels away.

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  4. That's a rather ugly sign to have to have in your garden. Is there really a camera or have you just put the sign up as a deterrent? Unfortunately there are always those who like to nose in other people's properties and if they can't come in they will photograph anyway.

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    1. Yes, there is a real camera Rachel. The sign is attached to the side of the garden shed which is at the top of the drive and is visible as people approach the house but we don't see it from the house or garden so does not detract from our view.

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    2. It is the law here in Canada that you must post if you have a camera working on your property or even a dash cam.

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    3. We must all give our local criminals a decent chance. It would be cheating not to let them know they're being filmed!!! Whatever next.

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    4. I am not sure but that may be the case here too.

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  5. Your wish is his command! It is nice how P makes your ideas come to life. He is a talented man.

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  6. Great potting bench. Perhaps P could make a lean to greenhouse out of old windows or clear corrugated plastic sheets?

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    1. I shall wait for an opportunity to suggest that little project - perhaps when he has finished painting the outside of the house.

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    1. He can be yours for a chocolate biscuit and a slab of cake.

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  8. Goodness he's for hire for the price of a chocolate biscuit and a slab of cake? All the workmen here want money!
    He's done a marvellous job on the potting bench - you'll have many happy hours using it.

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    1. Provided the weather stays fair. I am not a rainy day Gardener.

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  9. It is a shame that the camera was even needed. That husband of yours sounds quite a bit like that husband of mine: always happiest when he has something to do.

    PS That stone wall is just beautiful. I've never seen a stone wall that high before.

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    1. Thanks Debby. The stone wall is the original graveyard wall and is quite high because of the steep slope. It encircles the property, which stands up on a mound overlooking the surrounding grounds.
      Yes, my dear husband just cannot keep still and always has to have a project to keep him occupied. He doesn't know what to do with himself if he can't be active.

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