My old shed has lasted twenty plus years, but time has taken its toll and the back and bottom have rotted away and this lets wildlife in – and mushrooms. I have been eating cheaply in order to save to get a new shed but the chance to get an ex-demo shed at a good price came about and I grabbed the opportunity.
I emptied the old shed contents into the house but found a wasp nest in the back corner. I found it difficult to remove safely so I had to get it destroyed.
My local upcycling garden team helped me to get rid of the nest and the shed. It seemed very strange to see the extra space.
The new shed arrived and with extra bearers to lift the shed off the slabs I am hopeful that I will be able to store any harvests without any damage from wet or wildlife. This side of the shed is a nice colour but the rest of the shed is discoloured and has had wasp damage to the oiled finish. I will probably stain the shed when I paint the repaired wooden steps as oil stains are expensive.
I need to get the inside of the shed sorted as my dining/knitting room needs clearing. I also need to create a hook rack to store my tools. I will have to do this myself but not sure I have the strength and tools to do this. Might have to wait for the upcycling team to come back next month.
Meanwhile I also need to figure out what to do with the old shed!