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Mystery guess special – the answer

Ooops. With all the excitement over the Chelsea Flower Show I’d forgotten to reveal the answer to Mystery guess special – Whose shed is it anyway? Well, the clues should have led you to the Shugborough estate in Staffordshire, the ancestral home of dapper photographer Lord Lichfield. For the second time in recent weeks, Emma [...]

Mystery guess special – Whose shed is it anyway?

‘After retiring from active duty, the Earl spent the rest of its days mouldering in a leafy glade upon the island garden, until a cloak of foliage masqued it from the four winds and the cat remained its only companion’. Taken from A.N.Son’s book, The Lives of Eminent Sheds, which is sadly out of print. [...]

Will I ever get over the loss of my shed?

The note that ends it allDear Deidre I’m heartbroken. We’d only been together briefly, but fate has dealt me a cruel hand by splitting me and my allotment shed apart. I’ve had other sheds but have never felt this way about a storage structure before. Although I’ve only known the shed for three weeks, since [...]

Every shed needs a name

This is the Theydon Bois Mk II, a classic model from the now defunct, but much lamented Essex Shed Company, which was renowned for its luxury sheds, such as The Basildon, Stansted Mountfitchet and the uber desirable Hatfield Peverel. Apart from a preposterous gamble, which backfired, to enter the mass market shed world with The [...]