The Secret Diary of a Posh Shed

The Southwold nominated for House Beautiful Award

Posted on September 21, 2016

It seems summer has been and gone in a flash again but it’s been great seeing all Posh Sheds getting out and about at the shows. More sheds than ever appeared at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower show this year, seven of my fellow Posh Sheds were lucky enough to be featured alongside the amazing Summer Gardens feature. Looking fabulous of course but also providing secure storage space.

 I’m personally looking forward to a quieter Autumn, watching the garden get tidied and I even get some TLC before storing away the table & chairs, tools & mower for another year. Leaves need to be swept away from my bottom and removed from my roof so I can keep everything nice & dry inside. A blast of air through my open window & door on a regular basis also does me good! With the addition of the very posh looking ‘Southwold’ to the range I’m definitely having to keep my standards up – there’s some pretty smart competition in The Posh Shed range now! The Southwold has even been nominated for a House Beautiful award in the Best Garden product category so I am keeping my fingers crossed for a prize on the night. 

Summer Olympics

Posted on August 1, 2016

Happy Summertime everyone! Now I know us Brits do love to talk about the weather but how can I not with the glorious hot, sunny days we have had recently. I hope there wasn’t too many sunburnt noses but hope you all managed to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. I believe the sunshine even made it up to Northern Scotland so we all just about got that all important vitamin D dosage. All this sunshine does mean my owner has been kept busy watering the garden, it is looking fabulous now the plants are in flower showcasing an abundance of shape and colour. I’m sure some of you have been working hard in your gardens too and I’m sure they are all looking spectacular, do feel free to send me some pictures, I always love seeing new gardens!

Speaking of new gardens, I have just finished my tour of some of the shows all around the country, I’m sure I saw some of you there. From the Country Living fair to RHS Chelsea, RHS Hampton Court and RHS Tatton Park.  I have certainly been kept busy but I loved it and I saw some beautiful gardens. I was even lucky enough to be part of many of the gardens at RHS Hampton Court which was an absolute pleasure and thank you to all who came and said hello.

Some other people who I have no doubt have also been very busy are all those athletes in training for the upcoming Olympics. I usually look after Mr and Mrs Gerrad’s lawn mower and gardening tools. They’re my owners and I am very proud to be able to keep their lawn mower safe and secure but I also have a hosting role for the upcoming Olympics. I’ve had some union jack bunting hung all around my walls and I’ve even been wired up so Mr Gerrad can plug in his flat screen and mini fridge to settle in and watch the games. I think they call it a ‘man cave’ these days but either way I’m looking forward to having a front row seat. After a victorious result at Wimbledon I’m particularly excited to see Andy Murray in action again. Good luck to all the athletes competing but a special good luck to Team GB.

I hope you all enjoy your summer and let’s hope the rain stays off to allow everyone some more time in their gardens.

Until next time

The Posh Shed

Six Nations

Posted on February 9, 2016

Hello everyone

So it appears February has snuck up on us all already but very belated well wishings to you all for 2016 and it is well on its way now.

I hope that storm Imogen has left you all safe and well.  Luckily my solid structure and waterproofing has left me fighting strong and everything being stored inside me safe and dry, but I do hope you’re all taking extra care outside in these gusty conditions!

Not that they are deterring some people from going outside, what with the six nations underway, I have seen a couple of rugby balls being kicked around next door. I of course am supporting England but there is some friendly rivalry with my shed friend down the road who is supporting Scotland.  But I guess with his blue walls and white door and window he looks the part of a Scottish supporter without even needing to buy a scarf! With lots more rounds to play, good luck to them all.

So who’s giving up  what for lent this year? Whilst tidying up her tools that I keep safe I did hear my owner talking about giving up chocolate, rather her than me I say! Don’t forget to make some yummy pancakes for Shrove Tuesday next week though, banana and Nutella or lemon and sugar is the big question?

With a very busy month ahead, I’m grateful we’re on a leap year, gives me an extra day to get things done. No doubt you are all very busy too but enjoy those pancakes and keep warm on these stormy days!

Will speak to you all again soon, and one more for thing, Happy Valentine’s day! 

The Posh Shed

 

Its Smokey

Posted on December 22, 2015

Goodness me it’s been a busy year hasn’t it.  I don’t know where the time goes these days.

There have been lots of new products launched by The Posh Shed Company.  My owners bought a Posh Smoke House. It’s lovely to have company in the garden and it was really super to have news from home.  

Old Smokey has been working overtime in the last couple of months and there’s no prizes for guessing what my owners will be giving everyone for Christmas this year and woe betide anyone who doesn’t like smoked cheese because there’s plenty of it to go around!! 

Actually it’s been lots of fun to watch my owners experimenting with Old Smokey and there will be a sort of variety in the presents they give to friends and family. 

They’ve made oak-y smoked cheese, apple-y smoked cheese, hickory smoked cheese, cherry smoked cheese and my personal favourite, whiskey smoked cheese!

My owners are hosting the family Christmas dinner and the starter is going to feature home smoked salmon… I’m just hoping they don’t experiment too much with that… I can’t imagine cherry smoked salmon would taste very nice ….

Take care everyone, hope you get lots of lovely presents and see you next year.

The Posh Shed

 

 

 

The Turning of the Clocks

Posted on October 27, 2015

Autumn’s definitely here isn’t it?  The mornings are mistier, the nights are drawing in and I’m being invaded by spiders that suddenly seem to appear every autumn.

Personally speaking, I welcome the arrival of autumn, I can’t wait for the clocks to go back.  I applaud William Willet for his innovative thinking.  I think it’s a disgrace that the German nation adopted his daylight saving idea before us Brits, but oh the peace and quiet it brings me.  I expect I will see less and less of my owners as the dark evenings keep them inside and they only venture into the garden on rare days off and weekends. 

The arrival of autumn and approach of winter can indeed be a difficult time for sheds, the leaves falling off from the trees tend to build up around us, i do hope my owner remembers to clear them away from us to stop us having a soggy bottom!

Rugby World Cup

Posted on September 28, 2015

Cymry am byth

Wow, what an exciting weekend – have you recovered from the big rugby match on Saturday?  I think my owners have just about got back to normal but they were somewhat sulky on Sunday I can tell you.

That’s the beauty of being a patio shed – one has a ring side seat for watching television; and luckily for me my owners are big Rugby fans and wouldn’t have missed Saturday’s match for the world.

I nearly switched allegiances to Japan after last weekend’s amazing upset but this weekend I was firmly supporting Wales; I was born very near the Welsh border you see, and I do like an element of competition so with my owners supporting England, I felt duty bound to support Wales and I’m so glad I did!

It was all going so well for England in the first half wasn’t it?  I was almost wishing my owners would shut the curtains so I didn’t have to witness what I felt was definitely going to be a Welsh defeat but the tables turned in the second half didn’t they? Bois Bach they certainly did!! It was a thrill to watch. 

I had to strain to hear the commentary over the moans and groans of my owners but you can never keep a good Welsh man (or woman!)  down and despite all the injuries Wales triumphed ) I was firmly in support of Wales; I was born very near the Welsh border you see, and I do like an element of competition so with my owners supporting England, I felt duty bound to support Wales and I’m so glad I did!

Cymru am byth... till next time 

The Grandchildren come to stay

Posted on August 11, 2015

Oh Lordy –it’s the school holidays and my owners daughter has brought her twin boys to stay for a few days, I don’t mind, but one of them is a tear-away;  always kicking a football up against me, I’m mean I’m sturdy enough to withstand it, of course I am, I’m made of slow grown redwood pine,  my tight grain makes me the strongest shed on the block , but I’m just not meant to have a football kicked against me for hour after hour.  It’s soooo demeaning.

It was drizzling this morning and there was no sign of the football (or the twins) so I was counting my blessings, until I saw the door open and heard my owner shout “Its only drizzle, I’m fed up of hearing your silly computer games, go out into the fresh air and play”

 “Let’s play with the Shed” said John, and then my mood sank even lower as he said, “We could cover it in mud and pretend we are living in Africa”, oh Reader I was shaking on my scalpings … 

“I don’t think Grandad would like us to cover the shed in mud” piped up James.  “Why don’t we make a den inside the shed instead” … 

“Gran has lots of blankets in the shed, we could hang them over stuff and make a brilliant den” said James, “and then we could ask Gran if we could have lunch in our den.”

“Yeah” said John , always swayed by mention of food. 

For the next hour I was subjected to the most unmentionable indignities while the boys moved everything around, completely destroying my natural order and hung blankets from the bench at the far end to the wheelbarrow and lawn mower at the front.  

It was quite an ordeal but I stayed strong ...and after all its not often the childen come to see me and its nice to have the company.

Will speak again soon

The Posh Shed

Pottering around

Posted on July 15, 2015

It was all go in the garden this weekend.  My door and windows were open all day as my owner, Mrs O, wandered in and out and backwards and forwards between me, the greenhouse and the vegetable plot getting all her carefully tendered plants out into the lovely sunshine.

Mrs O was in her element, singing away and talking to herself, she is completely tone deaf but even so it was lovely to see her so happy and I’m even growing quite fond of that floppy summer hat of hers. 

I, of course was a central part of the day’s proceedings.  I keep everything so neat and tidy in my tool rack and on my shelves and I’m sure Mrs O’s singing increased in gusto every time she came in and found a trowel or ball of string exactly where she expected to find it.  

I know she likes me so much more than that old greenhouse! I don’t know why they don’t pull the whole thing down so many of the panes are missing now and I’m the one that has to look at it all day every day.  

Speak again soon

The Posh Shed

A new baby for Fathers Day

Posted on June 18, 2015

There’s a new grandchild in the family this year so father’s day is even more exciting as my family’s son has become a father for the first time.  There was talk of all sorts of ways to celebrate but a lovely barbeque lunch in the garden won the vote and obviously the best part of that is that I can be a part of the celebrations.

I can’t wait! The new baby is a little girl and I’m going to have pink bunting tied around the top of my veranda and pink balloons fixed to my balustrade rails and I just love pink!  I’ve been entrusted with looking after the bunting and balloons and they are being safely stored on my shelving because no-one else can be trusted to remember where they’ve put them!  It’s such a responsibility and of course the best bit is, did I mention, everything is pink!

I care for the barbeque and garden chairs all year round of course and these have been taken out and checked over. I must admit I did feel a little huffy about that; as if anything would come to harm under my watch; I mean seriously!  My roof and walls were fully waterproofed when I was born!  Still I decided to forgive Mrs O as she is just so excited about the baby and was quite funny to watch Mr O complaining about having to prepare things three weeks in advance. It’s a barbeque he said, not a military campaign!  I had to laugh.

Mrs O didn’t listen, she’s very good at that and now everything is super clean and a few spiders that had actually been quite tiresome have scuttled off so we are all happy and looking forward to the big day.  

Of course we are hoping for perfect weather; not too hot for baby and no rain but even if the weather is not quite perfect, I’ll be quite happy to shelter Mr and Mrs O and the new baby under my veranda roof. The rest of the family will have to make their own arrangements, just as long as they leave the bunting alone; it’s pink you know ….

Speak again soon

The Posh Shed

 

Chocolates and flowers

Posted on February 10, 2015

Hello all you romantics out there. This is your month!

I hope you all have something wonderful planned for that special someone in your life and hopefully, perhaps more importantly, they have special plans for you.  I still like all the traditional things flowers, chocolates, perfume, romantic meal for two but also love hearing about the more unusual things people consider as romantic. Although a bungee jump, parachute jump, hot air balloon ride would definitely not be for me, I like to keep my base firmly on solid ground! I will be sending cards to my Posh Friends, hoping they won’t guess it’s from me. I only hope I get some back and hope my owner gives me some TLC ready for the busy months ahead.

We have just finished our winter sale, so lots of new sheds being delivered and installed with new owners and will hopefully get to see lots of pictures of them in their new homes. I’m sure they will be very happy.

The weather is getting better, the days longer and lots of little jobs that can be done in the garden in preparation for the spring so I’m getting regular visits from my owner. I love the company and seeing what they are busy doing. It’s also great to see the early daffodils; they really brighten up the day.

Speak to you soon

2015...Another year

Posted on January 4, 2015

Here we are in 2015. Happy New Year to you all and hope you all had a great Christmas .How are the resolutions going?  Mine, to keep looking good, is going well so far thanks to my owners help.

Guttering is fitted to keep me damp free and the leaves have been swept away from my base

January is always a quiet month for me, I don't know anyone that likes January and there certainly isn't a lot to do in the garden.  But if you were lucky enough to get one of my posh friends as a Christmas gift or indeed any gardening gift, now is a good time to tidy up and sort out.

I’m looking forward to another busy year. I’m sure there will be some new friends for me to introduce to you along the way and plenty for me to tell you about what my fellow Posh Sheds.

I don’t know if I will get there, but I know that some of my fellow Posh Sheds and Posh Gardening friends will be showing off at Grow London 18 - 21 June, RHS Hampton Court Palace 30th June - 5th July and RHS Tatton Park 22nd - 26th July.  Put the dates in your diaries and come along and see us if you can. 

Will be in touch.

The Posh Shed

 

 

Winter is upon us

Posted on December 11, 2014

Hello to you all, can you believe it is December already, where has 2014 gone? It does mean we have Christmas to look forward to though. I hope you’re all modelling some delightfully silly Christmas jumpers, I wonder if they do them in Posh Shed size? Who’s off to a fancy fun Christmas party? Ladies get your posh frocks out and gents, I’m sure there’s a singing flashing tie hiding in the back of your wardrobe somewhere. Unfortunately they don’t do frocks for sheds but don’t worry, I’m not left out because I am modelling some fancy pants guttering which keeps me looking fresh and feeling damp free. I think you’ll all agree our frosty winter is quite enough coldness to deal with without being damp as well!

Log StoreAlthough having said that, my owner is not letting the cold keep her out of the garden, she came and kept me company the other day whilst sitting and painting a beautiful robin with its radiant red belly. Mr Robin looked like he was having a great time hopping in and out of his Posh Bird Box, he seemed very fond of his home. I hope my owner comes to visit me again soon, secretly hoping she might even bring me a mince pie. If she does my friend Mr Log Store will be so jealous, maybe he’ll get one too. He certainly deserves one, modest as he is, he does an excellent job keeping the logs neat and dry and with this cold weather, a fully stocked log store for those cosy fires is
certainly needed. Maybe Santa will bring you one, only if you’ve been good of course.

Well I hope you all enjoy the festive season, don’t go eating too many mince pies now and I will look forward to speaking to you in the New Year.

 Merry Christmas

 The Posh Shed

Autumn is here

Posted on November 4, 2014

Autumn has arrived with a vengeance this week. Wet and Windy but I’m lovely and dry inside.

Due to a lovely dry, warm September we are still busy building and delivering sheds. One of my fellow Posh Sheds has even gone to Switzerland. I’m certainly going to be warmer than him this winter but I’m sure he will look stunning against the snowy background and will do a great job of protecting everything from the snow and the cold.

Following our summer of shows some of my fellow Posh Sheds are also looking for new homes and we also have some that have put themselves forward for ‘Shed of the Month’.

There is still plenty to do to prepare for autumn and if nothing else I’m sure the rake and broom will be regularly in and out to clear up all those wonderful coloured autumn leaves. Which reminds me, don’t forget to clear away any build-up of leaves/debris from around my sides to keep me in tip top condition and looking my best. I do have standards to keep.

By the way if you are busy chopping up logs ready for those autumn/winter fires and wondering where can I put them to keep them dry, neat and tidy, don’t forget my fellow Posh Shed friend the Log Store.

Will keep in touch

Posh Shed

Autumn is on its Way

Posted on September 1, 2014

Well hello again, what a whirlwind of a summer it has been; building and delivering lots of sheds, attending shows and meeting lots of lovely people. We even had the pleasure of seeing one of our sheds on TV this summer alongside the wonderful Love Your Garden team! The finished garden looked fantastic and the purple half shed certainly stood out, we were pleased to be involved with a wonderful project for an inspirational lady.Gothic Log Store

My fellow Posh sheds will be having one last outing at Burghley Horse Trials this September too. It will be our first time attending and we’ll be taking along some other wooden friends from our big sister The Playhouse Company too. Pop along and see us if you can!

Now summer is on its way out but there’s still plenty to be done in the garden to prepare for the longer nights and colder weather. Of course I am perfect for your garden but I must admit I have some pretty close competition with these guys joining The Posh Shed gang, there’s the new Patio Store and Log Store which are very handy for storage.  

Speak again soon

The Posh Shed 

Sunshine at last

Posted on July 18, 2014

Hello and lets welcome some sunny weather, finally!  I am getting lots of use now that the garden is the place to be, what with the long summer nights and the bar-b-que lit; my owners have been mowing grass and weeding flower beds galore!

It’s the time of year when some of my Posh friends will be making their way to the summer shows, The Ludlow has been to RHS Chelsea and The Chelsea has been to RHS Hampton, very exciting!  Next it’s onto RHS flower show at Tatton Park with some new friend’s joining the clan - The Garden Store and Garden Seat. Both will look lovely next us sheds.  
The Posh Shed family just keeps growing!Bespoke Posh Shed

I have recently been very pleased to meet a new shed (which would have prevented some issues at our home); his and hers shed!  Bar-b-que, lawnmower and tools in one side and cushions, blankets and books in the other!  A perfect solution for keeping everyone happy!

Will write again soon

The Posh Shed

 

A Spring in Our Step

Posted on April 18, 2014

A Spring in our Step

It’s here! We’re into Spring; Spring Flowers, Spring Term, Spring clothes (ok well, maybe Spring clothes by May?) But you get the jist..

I’ve been having my annual spring clean, brushing out any cob webs and opening my window to Stable Doorbreathe in the fresh air. I‘ve been housing garden furniture, cushions and the lawnmower over the winter, keeping everything dry and safe.   Thank goodness the BBQ was cleaned before being put away last Autumn, but now I can’t wait for those bangers and burgers to be cooking, I can smell them already.  My polycarbonate glazing is looking great, it’s so good to be able to watch everything that’s going.  The grandchildren are coming over this weekend and I’m involved in their annual Easter Egg Hunt, they especially love to play with my stable door – they love closing the bottom section and peeking over the top

My friends are getting very excited at the moment, they are getting ready for the summer shows, Chelsea, Hampton Court and Tatton, word is that they is going to be a new addition to the family…so exciting, I wonder what its name will be.  I can’t wait to hear their stories when they get back.

Will write again soon

Posh Shed 

Happy New Year, New Shed?

Posted on January 11, 2014

Happy New Year sheddies! I do hope everyone had a magical Christmas and a joyful New Year.  Whilst looking forward to 2014; I have had time to reflect upon  2013 - what an amazing year: Starting off with the spectacular fireworks on The River Thames in London. Kimi Raikkonen winning the Australian Grand Prix, Prince George was born, so many beautiful garden designs at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park and RHS Chelsea Flower Show, oh I could on and on.The Chelsea Posh Shed

I was very envious of my fellow shed who got to show herself off at RHS Chelsea flower Show, in 2014 our makers are  looking forward to exhibiting some more of my fellow sheds, maybe Hampton Court, Tatton Park and RHS Chelsea Flower show, please do come and say hello to us if you are there.

Well 2013 is over and as the saying goes 'out with the old in with new’ perhaps a new Posh Shed in your garden for 2014

Speak soon 

Posh Shed

New Festival Products

Posted on December 10, 2013

Brr-rr! winter is on the horizon with December now upon us. Towns and cities are buzzing with shoppers caught up in the Christmas rush whilst the fairy lights and Christmas decorations are beaming above them. It’s that time of year again where you decorate me with lights to keep me well lit and notice throughout this festive time of year.

Posh Log StoresWinter is all about the mince pies and mulled wine in front of an open roaring fire. That’s why here at The Posh Shed Company we provide you with some luxurious log stores available in a range of colours from a sadolin superdec and classic ranges. These Posh log stores give you a perfect excuse to stock up on logs and keep warm throughout the Christmas season.

If you are stuck for a Christmas present for your partner look no further as we now have Posh BirdPosh Bird Box Boxes for sale, £35 include postage and packing in a selection of colours. This bird box will help keep the burrowing birds warm and safe this winter with an adjustable lid as well you will be able to put food and bedding down for the appreciative chirpy birds and their offspring. But hurry, I have already brought Mrs Shed hers, you don’t want to miss out on this great new festive product.

We sheds can be enjoyed all year round and especially in the winter season ours. Make sure you make the most of the light hours by working in the shed and out of the sharp wintry wind. Don’t worry about us getting cold this Christmas, we have a unique triple protection of plywood, waterproof membrane and TGV it’s almost as warm as those matching Christmas jumpers that Grandma knits.

 Posh Shed

 

The Goose is Getting Fat!

Posted on November 12, 2013

Greetings sheddies, I hope I find you all in great spirits and looking for some bargains for your Christmas shopping lists. I am going to be on offer for 1 day only, 29th November, with 10% off prices and 50% off accessories. This is our Black Friday Sale.

You’ll be able to pick up some bargains and purchase the shed that you or your other half has been dreaming of, what a brilliant way to start Christmas!!

So my advice would be choose your style of shed, decide on your roofing, identify your favourite colour (there are so many to choose from) pick your ironmongery, choose between polycarbonate or glass glazing and finish it off with plenty of accessories at half price!

The office is looking forward to taking your orders and I’m looking forward to my new home! 

Speak again soon

Posh Shed

Where has September gone?

Posted on October 4, 2013

Phew.. That seemed to come and go in a flash! We ll be whizzing towards the festive season before we can say mince pie at this rate! Although I personally love this time of year, us Posh Sheds come into our own, great for storage, sheltering bulbs and pots and generally looking still gorgeous (after the last flowers have gone).

I think there’s a lot to be said for chilly walks, cosy nights and a log fire which brings me nicely on to a smaller relation of mine – the Posh Log Stores

These little chaps come in a two styles and your choice of colour. Perfect for keeping 1m3 of logs in order and in style! They also make a great early winter gift – not for any reason –just because!

Contemporary Log StoreGothic Log Store

Speak again soon

Posh Shed

A Super Summer

Posted on September 9, 2013

Potting ShedHello everyone, what a wonderful summer it’s been! We had record temperatures;  Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower shows, Andy Murray -Wimbledon Champion, The Rolling Stones headlining the most successful Glastonbury ever (as quoted by organiser John Alvis) and not forgetting a new Royal Prince George!

Phew, hardly surprising that the summer has whizzed by in the blink of an eye. I did manage to be involved in a few BBQs and garden parties; the bunting was out and the Pimms was flowing.  My tough interior, lockable door and specialised waterproof system meant that I kept all deck chairs, lawn mowers, BBQ’s and bikes safe and sound and ready for the next time!

It’s looking like the time to put away the garden furniture maybe on the horizon, where better to lock your favourite items away than a Posh Shed? What else would you keep in yours? 

Speak again soon

Posh Shed

Time for Tennis

Posted on June 14, 2013

Hello again, so who did go to the amazing RHS Chelsea Flower Show in the end? I had a great time and had lots of lovely visitors who were all very complimentary so thank you for that.  Unfortunately I didn't see the Queen but there's always next year! On that note a late Happy Birthday to Prince Phillip.  We had some absolutely gorgeous weather, needless to say the rain has quickly followed but I think I did get a bit of a tan you know.  Just hoping the sun comes back out for Wimbledon which is fast approaching.  Any tennis fans out there, what with it being the French open at the moment as well I'm sure there's lots of people picking up their tennis rackets to have a little go.  I'd be very good at looking after tennis rackets, my well built floor, walls and roof could guarantee to keep them dry and safe.  Our very own Andy Murray just missed out on the Wimbledon title last year so lets hope he can clinch it this year, lots of Posh Shed luck to him.    

So what else has been going on with everyone? Lots of exciting summer plans coming together I hope. I look forward to hearing about them.

Speak soon

Posh Shed

A Chelsea Outing

Posted on May 12, 2013


Hello again, I'm a very excited little shed this week as I've been getting ready for a little outing.

Last summer I enjoyed a lovely little trip to The Southport Flower show and now this week I am making sure I look my best to go to The RHS Chelsea Flower show.  This year it is extra special as the show celebrates its centenary and to mark the event there is going to be a display of 100 years in pictures.  Maybe I will see some fellow sheds as they were over the past 100 years.  As well as this I can’t wait to see the line up of amazing gardens, plants and all the other things exhibitors bring.  Everyone and everything will certainly be looking their best so i must make sure I do too.  I'll have my windows shined, my brass polished and my paint crisp.  After all with totality attending the show, i'll have to loof fit for the Queen.  With the show being the biggest flower show, it takes 25 days to set up the show.  Now I can’t say I’ve been getting ready for quite that long but I certainly am enjoying the excitement of the build up to my outing.  If any of you are going to the show do come and say hello to me, I am proudly supporting Martin Cooke Studio with his beautiful 'The Mindfulness Garden' stand FR6. I hope you enjoy yourselves. 

Posh Shed

A shed marathon?

Posted on April 26, 2013

Hello, how has everyone been doing? So has anyone been inspired by the London marathon this week and picked up their running shoes? Or maybe some of you ran it, what a great atmosphere there appeared to be, some of my shed friends live in London and I'm sure they enjoyed the hustle and bustle of it all. Maybe I should look into a shed marathon. Do you think Mo Farah would help with the training?! Big well done to any of you who did run this year though. Contemporary Shed

This week has also been exciting for another reason in my little garden, I know us sheds love to talk about the weather but lets face it, I am british and us brits do love a good weather discussion. But yes, the sun coming out meant my owners had their first BBQ of the year this week, why not aye! I look after their BBQ for them and they came and wheeled it out and got those burgers and bangers cooking. I'm sure it was the first of many, it certainly smelt great, hope they save me a sausage next time.  Anyone else had their BBQs out? 

Will write again soon

Posh Shed

My Eggcellent Easter

Posted on April 8, 2013

Hello to you all, sorry its been so long, seem to have been very busy eating lots of Easter eggs. I'm sure a few of you can relate.  You know it was very exciting in my garden last weekend, I had a visitor from the one and only easter bunny placing lots of eggs for the children to find.  Oh and didn't they have a great time searching for them, with a little bit of help from the adults and their added height, the children even managed to find the eggs balancing on my roof.  I think my interconnecting wall tricked them for a little while but they soon found their way through the door to the other side and more eggs. We were even lucky enough to get a little sunshine so we had my big double doors open so I got full benefits of the weather. I do hope this little bit of sunshine stays, although I am in england so best not get my guttering in a twist over it.  

How are you all enjoying our longer days? I'd love to hear what you've been doing with the extra daylight hours. Do feel free to let me know what you or your sheds have been up to.

 

Speak soon

Posh Shed

Shed at the Oscars?

Posted on February 25, 2013

Hello everyone.


Hope you are all ok and keeping wrapped up warm in this cold windy weather. I'm quite lucky as I stand up against the wall of my house so it shelters me from the wind a lot. Another thing I like about being up against my wall is that I get a sneaky peak at what's on television, recently I've seen lots of glamorous dresses what with it being The Brits and The Oscars

 

I Like my jungle green walls a lot but I think i'd need a few more sparkles to compete with those dresses.  Do you think sparkles would suit me? 

 

So what else has been going on? Anyone retiring soon like Pope Benedict, I wonder if The Pope has a lovely garden shed like me? My gothic style windows aren't too dissimilar to some of the shapes found at The Vatican. I know I certainly won't be retiring any time soon, there's years and years left in me yet, shame the Pope doesn't come with a guarantee aye. 

 

Well I best get back to practise my poses, just in case even with no sparkles, I get an invite to the Oscars next year.  Speak to you all soon.

Posh Shed

 

Sledging is 'snow' much fun

Posted on January 31, 2013

Hello to you all. Well I don't know about you but I can't believe we are in February already. Who's been working hard at the gym burning off all that christmas turkey? No? Me neither! Hope 2013 is treating you well so far. Having said that how many of you have been snowed under or washed away. I feel like I,ve had all 4 seasons in the past week in my garden. Went from blue skies to snow to wind and rain to sunshine. Who knows what we'll get tomorrow.  I did get rather chilly in my garden in the snow but luckily I'm well insulated so I was ok. My lovely winter ice walls did nearly make me camouflaged though.  My garden looks out over a big hill where there was lots of people sledging and making snowmen which was fun to watch. Although I've got to say the children won on the sledging races hands down, come on adults! 

As much as I enjoy the wintery scenes I am noticing that the days are very slowing starting to get a little bit longer. This is good for me as it means I will have more people keeping me company in my garden.  Before that though there's pancake day. I hope I get one, ok two. Well you all better start thinking about what your going to give up for lent and I'll look forward to hearing about it.

Write again soon

Posh Shed

Happy New Year

Posted on January 5, 2013

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a very merry christmas and saw the new year in with a drink in hand.  I know my owners certainly did, I had to look after all their crates and now they are ALL gone. I'm very lucky as my garden is in London not far from the Thames river so I watched the amazing fireworks at midnight, my owners came outside with me and we all watched together. It was lovely, did any of you see the fireworks, maybe you watched them on the television? Not only did I have a lovely new year but I was very lucky at christmas too, I certainly have been a very good shed as I got a great new tool rack from santa. Now I can keep my owners tools especially tidy.  What did you get, I hope santa was kind.

As fun as it was, the festive season always goes so quickly doesn't it, I imagine a lot of you will be back to work now, try and squeeze a bit of January sale shopping in though :) After all, everyone loves a bargain, do let me know what your best bargains are! 

Well I best go now, need to do my shed exercises to burn off a few of those mince pies. I will write again soon.

Posh Shed

 

Festive scene

Posted on December 11, 2012

Hello to you all once again. Countdown to Christmas is well and truly underway, i've got my advent calender, have you? To add to the festive season, some of you must have had snow this week and what's more christmassy than a snowy scene.  Unfortunately I didn't get any snow in my garden but with the view I have I didn't mind. I live in Porthmadog you see and my garden looks out over Porthmadog Bay, isn't it lovely. I even see the steam trains from the ffestiniog railway sometimes.  My owners are taking their grandchildren to meet santa on the railway, lets hope they've been good this year!

What have you got on your christmas lists this year, I got my list in with santa early because I definitely have been a very good shed :) I've asked for a nice new tool rack to go on my wall so I can keep my owners fork and spades tidy. 

I hope you all have lots of exciting plans for the build up to christmas and don't forget to get those lists to santa.

Write again soon

Posh Shed

Shed in the jungle?

Posted on November 18, 2012

Hello to all you lovely people once again, firstly a thank you, after my last post lots of my shed friends have told me how they have had all the leaves swept up from their bases so thank you to you all for looking after your sheds, we do appreciate it! 

So who likes my lovely smokey blue walls? I certainly do but surely Mr Obama would as well after winning it for the blues in the presidential elections, congrats Mr O. Whilst we're on politics, who has been watching Nadine and the celebrities in the jungle? I think i'd manage quite well in the jungle, I'm used to the odd creepy crawly or 2 in my garden, they're all quite friendly really, not sure how i'd feel about eating them. I'd give it a whole hearted attempt though, or maybe a half hearted attempt seeing as I am a half shed :)

Inside me I have a tool rack which my owner has been making sure their tools are returned to, with winter fast approaching make sure you don't leave your tools outside to catch a frost, that's what I'm for.  My owners are however able to get out in the garden a bit less than what they like to now though, with the nights drawing in quicker each day it does leave less time. Good job I don't mind the dark isn't it.  

Well I hope your all keeping yourselves busy on these dark evenings and I'll write again soon.

Posh Shed

Posh shed meets Mr Pumpkin

Posted on October 30, 2012

How have you all been since I last checked in? Hope you have all dug your thermals out because I don't know about you but I have definitely noticed the thermometer drop a good few degrees this past week.  I'll tell you what, it's not just the temperature dropping but the leaves off the trees.  I love all the different colours you get in the leaves, I particularly like the really red leaves, they look so bright next to my Brandy Alexander walls.  As much as I like the colours on the leaves, I'm not a fan of them clogging up my base, no good for me at all so I was lucky that my owners swept them all up from around me. Have any of you done that for your sheds? I'm sure they,ll appreciate it a lot if you do!

As well as my owners sweeping away the leaves, they've given me a new friend this week, Mr Pumpkin. I do hope we don't get too many scary trick or treaters coming round for halloween.  I prefer bonfire night myself, I get a great view of everyone's fireworks from my lovely garden.  I think my owners are having a bonfire, they've been busy making a guy which I'm looking after for them at the moment.  It's a good way for them to burn all those leaves as well.  Well I best go and enjoy the fireworks, hope you can all do the same, keep warm.

 

Write again soon

Posh Shed

 

The surfing shed

Posted on October 8, 2012

I don't know about you but for me this year is flying past, where does the time go? Speaking of time, with this being the last month before the clocks change, I've been trying to make the most of the long days.  My owners have been doing the same, they went to the beach at the weekend to go surfing, bet they got cold! I was thinking that i'd quite like to go surfing, but then I realised that I'm a shed, and sheds quite obviously can't surf. As much as I love my unique hexagonal shape, I don't think I'd fit on the surf board :) My hemlock walls would fit in nicely with the sandy beaches though! 

Anyway what have you guys got planned for the last of the long days, country walks? bit of weeding maybe to keep those beds looking lovely? Having said that, it is getting a bit nippy outside in the evenings now, my owners have been lighting their fire, it always looks very cosy.  I don't mind the cold though, I'm quite happy out here in my garden, I've got my potted plants to keep me company.

You enjoy the rest of your long days, make sure you keep warm though.

Write again soon

Posh Shed

 

 

Is it nap time?

Posted on September 18, 2012

All the children are back to school now, new uniforms ironed, new shoes polished, that means summer is definately over, although if we are defining summer by sunshine I don't think it ever started, guess it is england after all! I always thought summer holidays were meant to be relaxing, although I don't feel like I've had a chance to relax what with all the olympic excitement and of course my trip to the Southport Flower show this summer.  Was great to see so many of you there by the way. To be honest I feel totally exhausted now, I'm looking forward to just chilling out with my good friend Mr Lawn Mower.  Although I think I'll be chilling out more than him, he's still busy keeping our owners lawn nice and short and looking smart.  Its not just our lawn which is looking smart though, our owner has just planted the pansies out, they look fab, my favourite ones are the blue ones because they match my lovely blue walls. Have any of you guys been planting in your gardens, making them look lovely I'm sure.  

You know what talking of chilling out, I think I might just have a little nap, us sheds need our naps too you know.  I bet you wish you could sneak off for a little nap too don't you, quick go, shhhh, go on, I won't tell anyone.

Enjoy your gardens (and naps) and I'll write again soon

Posh Shed

Where am I?

Posted on August 16, 2012

I know it hasn't been long since I last wrote but I'm so excited I just had to share it with you.  Guess where I am this week? I'll give you a clue, it's not a garden like usual.  Not that I don't love my garden but this is like a summer shed adventure. Ok I'll tell you, I'm at the Southport Flower Show! And it's not just me, a couple of my fellow sheds are here too, we're having a great time. 

There's lots going on, lots of people, lots of different things, everyone is chatting and having a nice time.  It's a good job I've had my lovely gothic shed windows cleaned because lots of people are looking at me.  Me and my fellow sheds are having a competition to see who's getting the most attention (we,re not shy at all).  Mr bespoke thinks it's him with his jungle green walls but I'm sure my hudson bay glow is winning it for me.  Anyone would think we're a competitive bunch of sheds, but we're just excited to be at the Southport Flower Show, and ok, maybe we're a tad competitive!

I've got an idea, why don't you come on down and visit us (and help me beat the other sheds), we'd love to see you and it's not just us here, there's lots of great things for your garden to see.  Well I best go practise my best pose but hope to see you here.

Write again soon

Posh Shed

Proud to be a shed, Proud to be british

Posted on August 9, 2012

Well the olympics are well underway now, another triumph for Bradley Wiggins.  I hope you are all enjoying it as much as I am, definately feeling the buzz and wowee aren't Team GB doing well! I am not just proud to be a shed but proud to be british.  Think my owners are enjoying it too, have heard the national anthem being sang out a good few times.  Not just them though, at the back of my garden is a field where my 2 horse friends live, they were excited about Team GB's gold medal in the dressage, galloping around for hours they were. 

Have got some children visiting this week.  Think they are trying to give Usain Bolt a run for his money the speed they have been running around my garden.  They did get caught in a little rain shower but they took shelter in me, seeing as I am 8ft x 6ft there was plenty of room.  They spoke about wanting to re-paint me red, white and blue but funnily enough my owners didn't go for it, they are very fond of my lovely hemlock colour. 

I am looking after a paddling pool at the moment which the children are hoping to get out on Friday, they want to pretend they are diving alongside Tom Daley, not sure they'll be quite in his league but it'll be fun watching them splash around.  Well Fingers crossed for Tom and hope you all enjoy the rest of the games.

Write again soon

Posh Shed

summer sun, summer sport, summer shed

Posted on July 23, 2012

At last, some summer sun has finally arrived, I know we are all used to a hit or miss british summer but that rain was awful, hoping this sun will hang around for a bit now.  Hopefully everyone will be able to get out in their gardens and enjoy the sunshine like me, I enjoy having a bit of company out here in the garden.  My owner has given me a good spring clean, my lovely gothic style windows have been opened and my glass is sparkling.  It's all in preparation for the garden party we're having to celebrate the olympics, not long until it all kicks off now.  Lets hope Britain do as well in the olympics as we did in the tour de france! I look after my owners bikes for them, with my nice double doors its so easy to get them im and out. They enjoyed a nice long bike ride at the weekend in the sunshine, bikes have been safely returned to me now though, think it wore them out! 

Well hope you are all enjoying the summer sports so far, sure a good few of you have put the golf clubs to good use.  Whilst we wait for the olympics to begin hopefully you might have a chance to enjoy your gardens as much as I enjoy mine, glass of pimms anyone?

Enjoy the games

Posh shed

 

    

Rain rain go away...

Posted on July 4, 2012

Dear Diary

Bit chilly today but hoping the rain will stay off after the recent downpours. Do hope none of my fellow sheds got flooded.  I was lucky, I'm a half shed so the wall I stand against gave me extra shelter.  However thanks to my well-built structure, I wasn't too worried about the rain to be honest, no water is getting through my walls.  Although, I was pleased that my lovely slate shingled roof got a nice good wash.  Am definitely ready for some sun and blue skies now though to make my nice green walls shine. If the sun does get his hat on and come out to play then I'll be able to get my windows open and enjoy the summer breeze.  Have you seen my windows by the way? They've got a lovely traditional style which I just love, even got complimented on them by a little hedgehog as he wandered past the other day.

 If the rain continues though, at least my beautiful garden will get well watered. I was so proud to be chosen and don't tell anyone but I was a bit nervous.  Feel silly now though as I get lots of smiles all the time, not just of my owners but their friends too.

 Well I think I can see the sun trying to fight through the clouds so going to go and try catch some rays.

 Will write again soon

 Posh Shed

 

The merits of a dry bottom

Posted on July 2, 2012

Dear Diary,

This week I am in Oxfordshire and looking rather good if I do say so myself!

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The boys at the posh shed company build me in different shapes each week and are able to specially make me to fit in with your requirements. This can include having smaller doors for fitting in with lower walls.

The only problem with smaller doors it that I do hear a bit of bad language when people come through a door which is lower than expected and bang their head. Luckily, my owner this week is not going to have that problem as I have an extra gable end over my door that allows them to be full height – it also means that I look awfully grand!

Oh and I have my favourite type of base which is gravel as it drains away straight after the rain (shingle also works very well!). Of course I happily deal with rain and love a bit of the stuff here and there but I don’t like simply standing in water. Sometimes with a concrete base, water gets in underneath and just sits there making things very uncomfortable down below (if you will forgive the expression), never enjoyable for a Posh Shed!

Right speak soon,

Posh Shed

One of a kind

Posted on June 15, 2012

Dear diary,

What a treat … This week I am writing to you as a bona fide unique shed, I am truly one of a kind!Bespoke Posh Shed

At The Posh Shed Company they build lovely sheds some of which are bespoke sizes and designs. In my case, my owner’s had bought some stained glass panels from a salvage yard and wanted them incorporated into their shed design but could not find a manufacture that was able to build their dream shed.

That’s where those clever boys at The Posh Shed Company stepped in and enjoyed making what had been a dream shed into a reality. My owner’s delivered the glass to the factory themselves and wanted to made sure it was in safe hands … Luckily, they had nothing to worry about and it was brilliant for them to see how we are crafted first hand.

Now my owner’s just enjoy having me about their beautiful garden. Plus, when it’s really sunny they can open back the bi fold doors and I can get a real airing, bliss.

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Will write soon.

Posh Shed

Hooray for Henley

Posted on May 5, 2012

Hello from Henley on Thames,

Unfortunately I missed the regatta, however, the river was still an awesome sight as we arrived.

I am quite small at 6ft by 4ft but fit perfectly in the corner of a delightful garden. My owner is a very keen gardener and it certainly shows as there is an abundance of wonderful plants, all perfectly laid out.

This week I am in the Gothic style and enjoy having beautifully arched windows . My roof is covered in cedar shingles which come all the way from Canada. I understand that over there they put these cedar shingles onto the roofs of their houses, so they must be good!

My owner has chosen a brilliant shade of green paint for me (jungle green) and my builders take great pride in painting me with care and attention. I am also very lucky that my owner chose for me to have a brass door handle and window finishing … I really am a very fortunate Posh Shed indeed!

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Will write soon,

Posh Shed

Haste ye back

Posted on May 2, 2012

Dear diary,

Posh Shed EdinburghToday I am writing to you from bonny Scotland. After an early start from Herefordshire we travelled north up the M6 and I found myself tightly wrapped under tarpaulin which was lucky as it rained most of the way. In general the journey was long and boring, however, it was worth it because I’ve ended up half a mile from Edinburgh Castle!

The garden is lovely and I look out over the vegetable patch, hopefully my new owner will start off her little seedlings by my window next year. Posh Shed Edinburgh

I suppose my love of gardening is only natural given that I am in the ‘potting shed style‘, with the added detail of an opening window.

I am 7ft by 5ft which is always a popular size as it allows plenty of room for garden tools and a lawn mower. Not to boast but my door is wide enough for all but the largest mowers (I’m talking about the ones that you can drive about on). 

Posh Shed EdinburghRight, I best get back to my shedding duties, will write soon.

Yours sincerely,

Posh Shed

P.S. Imagine my surprise to find myself on Alan Titchmarsh’s ‘Love your garden’ programme last week. He’s a dear friend and and I was incredibly flattered to be featured as a shed which is a garden feature.

I am a Posh Shed and this is my story.

Posted on April 24, 2012

Dear diary,

Allow me to introduce myself, I am a highly educated, Posh Shed. My decision to start blogging comes from a general desire to keep abreast of the times and also from wanting to keep a diary of my life and various adventures. Originally I am from the heart of beautiful rural Herefordshire. My upbringing was one of great privilege as I was extremely fortunate to have been made by a smashing bunch of people who really understand what it takes to create a proper shed.

I am proud to be a shed, for me it’s not just a job, it’s my vocation. I love being entrusted with looking after your lawn mower, garden tools or whichever things you simply need out the house. Sometimes owners just enjoy sitting in me which is a treat as I relish the company.

I’m not sure about other sheds you may have spoken to, but most are pretty jealous of me which can be hard when trying to make friends. As a posh shed I would never boast about my superiority, however it is nice to know you’re special.

The seasons play a large part in the life of a posh shed, from being filled up with unused garden tools in the winter, to protecting seedlings from late frosts in spring and being a cool shady retreat in the long hot summer months, filled with the smell of freshly cut grass.

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I come in a number of sizes and designs and can be painted in an array of different colours – there are over 200 for my owners to choose from. All the painting and finishing touches are carried out by my creators in Hereford so I am completely ready for you when I am delivered. Being a posh shed, I always look good wherever I go.

I am incredibly strong with a solid, lockable door so only my owners can get in … of course, being a posh shed I’m always completely exclusive.

Yours sincerely,

Posh Shed