Cardiff Council and Llandaff North Residents' Association have a show garden at the RHS show Cardiff 2012. Afterwards, the garden will be moved to its permanent site in Llandaff North.

16 April 2012

Build: day 3

Chris signing out plants at Pugh's garden centre
Went to Pugh's garden centre this morning with council gardeners Ben and Alex to choose plants. That was fun! Pugh's staff member Chris was really helpful, and I got to chat to Graham Pugh too. Turns out I knew his cousin Karen, and Graham knows my cousin Jeff who plays for Llandaff North rugby club. Small world! Gaynor Whitchard was also there getting her plants, and when I left my folder behind, kindly brought it back to the site. Thanks Gaynor!

Then onto Margaret's, and we travelled to the site with the mural in her little pick up truck. After making a cuppa for the team, I showed Margaret around, but felt guilty that I'd only just come onsite and hadn't done much work!

Colin and the Johns  finished off the paving and have done a brilliant job. It looks great! They started putting up the side fencing too. I did do a bit of painting today, along with Ben and Alex who were more interested in the Emmerdale plot line by all accounts! Don't tell anyone, but I've sussed out that Colin is in charge and quietly makes sure that everything is OK, but lets me think it's me!

What's the goss down at the Woolpack, guys?
The weather forecast is for wind and rain tomorrow, and most exhibitors took their plants undercover. We were lucky that the council park ranger team had put up their marquee and have kindly let us store our plants there for now. We got a coat of stain on while the weather remained dry. I was really pleased with the colour- 'Jacobean oak' from Johnstone's Paints on Hadfield Rd.

I didn't get home until about 6pm and have been drafting our signage for the show. I'm absolutely shattered tonight.

The South Wales Echo are coming to our garden tomorrow, so look out for us in the paper soon!

Our plants stored in the rangers' tent

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