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Folkestone gardener man from Poland transforms shed to remind him of home

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A man from Folkestone has revealed the inspiration for his rather unique shed.

Adam Krzempek, 45, is in the running to be named Shed of the Year after entering the competition.

The competition is already down to the finalists, and voting is now open to the public until July 12.

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Mr Krzempek's shed has been painted a bright blue colour which matches the rest of his furniture in his garden.

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On top of the shed sits the main feature.

Sitting above the different-coloured roof is a blue box with a clock face on one side overlooking the garden.

The shed is a nod to Polish culture

"I come from Poland and all the town halls have a clock tower over there," the Russell Road resident said.

"During the first lockdown I was furloughed and I really missed Poland and my family, I couldn't go over and visit.

"I decided to make my own little clock tower in my garden to remind me of home."

Mr Krzempek has lived in Folkestone for almost eight years, and explained just how he transformed an ordinary shed into a creative work of art.

"The shed was already there when we bought the house," he said.

"It was a basic shed, so I just decided to give it some paint using the colours I like which also remind me of home.

"I actually used two bedside tables to make the clocktower from, so I made the most out of what we had."

The project, however, has been a work in progress over many years.

The shed is a nod to Polish culture

The shed was painted back in 2014, but Mr Krzempek only decided to add the clock tower when he was missing home last year.

The design has been entered into the Shed of the Year competition and has been shortlisted for the final.

Speaking on what it would mean to win the competition, Mr Krzempek added: "I would be very happy to win.

"It would be a tribute to my work, I love plants and gardening, I never really stop.

"It would give me the inspiration to continue with garden design in the future and do much more of it."

Voting to crown the winner of Shed of the Year is open to the public until July 12.

You can use this link to cast your vote.

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