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When we get into March the winter is mainly behind us and the gardener can look forward to utilising his garden shed far more than he had recently. With spring on the horizon now is the time to ensure that all your garden tools are ready to go, maybe needing cleaning because they were put away into the shed when the first cold spell came last year without a second thought. You will be cursing yourself as, even though the garden shed keeps your garden tools dry, the moisture in the air can make the steel on the garden tools go rusty.
If you are an organised garden shed owner then you can smile at the above statement and feel a little smug, however, there's still work to do in your shed. Maybe a little tidying up and getting rid of those items which are kept 'just in case' as this syndrome affects even the most fastidious (there is a big word for me) shed owner. Clearing off the shelf under the window can give your shed another role because you can put a few seeds in pots on the shed shelf before they go outdoors. Take a look at the lawn mower and even though the shed has sheltered it just check it over as it will be needed VERY soon, unfortunately.
If you have piled your garden tables and chairs away in the garden shed then get them out and give them a clean - likewise for the barbecue. However, many barbecues are passed their best and will need replacing. Just remember next year to clean, dry and them maybe spray with some WD40 before stacking it away in the shed. You will thank yourself come after next winter, which thankfully is a long time away.
According to head gardener at Doddington Place in Kent, Mat Jackson, winter can be the busiest time for the garden shed in many instances and certainly not a dormant time even though garden tools have been packed away. He said there are many different tasks which need to be completed during the cold winter months. In the domestic garden there is not too much to do but in the landscaped gardens at the Victorian estate it's a different story.
Gardeners at the estate have to cut grass, tidy the borders in the gardens, collect fallen leaves and prune hedges. So on this estate the garden sheds are kept used all year around. Tree surgery is another big issue for the gardens and this can be a good time to see what needs cutting back as only the branches are showing. The gardens also has a new tree planting program as well as vegetable gardens to be tended to. So a very busy time for these gardeners.
When asked, Mr Jackson, said that he loved winter as it an be a time for making positive and permanent changes to the gardens. He said when asked the question about winter gardening he just smiles to himself thinking of the list of items to be completed. I'm sure that the garden sheds on the estate are well used, rather more than the normal shed in 'Joe Blogg's' garden in Brighton in Sussex.
Doddington Place was built by Victorian architect, Charles Brown Trollope, for Sir John Croft in 1860. He was a port and sherry magnate. It's currently the home of the Oldfield family