Definition of potting shed in English:

potting shed

noun

British
  • A shed which is used for potting plants and in which plants and garden tools and supplies are stored.

    • ‘When my stepmother first saw it she described it as a series of potting sheds.’
    • ‘The architectural language of sturdy walls and corrugated steel roofs evokes the potting sheds and nursery buildings that formerly occupied the site.’
    • ‘Now, if you have a potting shed - which I don't - you're among the more blessed gardeners of the world.’
    • ‘She starts all melon seeds four to six weeks ahead in her potting shed so she can control germination with the right amount of warmth and moisture.’
    • ‘As it is, voles dare not approach the potting shed, though they make free with the rest of the garden.’
    • ‘Children showed him around the garden, including its potting shed, mini-pond and bird table and showed him pictures of recent frog spawn.’
    • ‘Oh yes dear he's in his potting shed goodness knows what he's up to!’
    • ‘There is also an Edwardian greenhouse, potting shed, garage and an air-raid shelter.’
    • ‘Last year, I saw Dierks' brews as they came to life in his potting shed.’
    • ‘There is also a potting shed and a large workshop with electric points.’
    • ‘A greenhouse and potting shed occupy a far corner.’
    • ‘However, the club's headquarters - a potting shed and greenhouse - was a far cry from today's grounds.’
    • ‘If I need to use the loo when I'm out in the potting shed, I now have to walk round the house to the front door.’
    • ‘The suture room is something like an ill-kept potting shed, boxes of supplies strewn about the place and a sinister-looking bucket containing a thick white fluid and the head of a mop.’
    • ‘Its outbuildings include a double garage, greenhouse, potting shed, kennels and workshop.’
    • ‘The gardens surrounding the house are laid out on a number of different levels and include a potting shed and a range of unusual plants and shrubs including sea kale.’
    • ‘No longer is it possible to be a weekend gardener, pottering around the potting shed.’
    • ‘You're more likely to find this spider down the end of your bed than in the potting shed.’
    • ‘The resource centre was built on the foundations of an old potting shed, and recycled materials from the shed, like bricks, soil and windows, were used.’
    • ‘It was too big and strong to be a potting shed and too small to be anything to do with the farm stores.’
    hut, lean-to, outhouse, outbuilding, shack
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Pronunciation:

potting shed

/ˈpɒtɪŋ/