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Diary: “Your shed roof has blown off!”

The theme this weekend was ‘moving’. I recently constructed the Vegepod and this was moved to its final position outside the storage shed. WoodBlocx were moved to a new location and then the rain started falling heavily on late Saturday afternoon.

During the evening I received an email to tell me that my shed roof had blown off. Early Sunday morning I set off for the allotment and arrived at 8am, just as dawn was breaking. Inspecting the shed I found everything was alright but a bit of sheeting was blowing in the wind, maybe this looked from afar that the roof had left but it hadn’t.

So here I was, very early with no other plans than to fix a roof which didn’t need fixing. Being Sunday there were no trains passing so it was beautiful to just sit and listen to the full-bodied songs of the birds.

As the sun slowly rose it burnt off the light frost covering everything and plumes of smoke surrounded the allotment. Therefore the ground was wet so no digging today. I used the time to clean both sheds and rearrange the internal layouts.

Within one of the vegetable beds stood a very large rosemary bush. Inside it was quite woody so I decide to take some cuttings before removing the bush. The large pieces were placed on our site sharing table for others to take for their Sunday lunches.

I stayed until darkness covered the site. It was a very relaxing day of just pottering around and achieving quite a bit of completing those odd jobs.

About Sean James Cameron

Passionate about gardening and teaching others to gain confidence through the growing of flowers, vegetables, fruit and herbs.

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  1. Barbara A Davidson

    I have always taken the branch in the fall with new growth and taken the last 1/3 off and planted it in a pot of wet soil and kept it in partial shade and moist. This way with my short winter it has rooted well before spring in March.Of course in Florida the rosemary stays beautiful all year and only slows down growing from December to February.Balmy 70 degrees today unseasonably warm.

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