The old shed is now empty! An cover for an old plastic greenhouse, a bag of plastic bags, a collection of plastic bottles now wait to be taken to the tip. A stack of wood is tucked away under a makeshift shelter while I decide what is worth keeping and a coiled hose threaded onto a cane to try and stop it tangling again!
I tried to rip the door off but, despite the shed being very rickety, it wouldn't budge. However, one panel of asbestos just fell out and I had to lay it somewhere safe before removing it to the tip. The rest of the dismantling will have to be done very carefully!
I did manage one little bit of gardening when I used some sticks to help the few peas that did grow over winter to get off the ground! I also harvested some brussel sprouts and some purple sprouting broccoli.
A neighbour had a very good suggestion for my glut of parsnips. As well as making soup, he says I can use a slicing machine to get thin slivers and fry them to make vegetable crisps - a favourite of mine! He suggests the same can be done with the softer centre of thick brassica stems. I look forward to trying it!