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.

22 March 2012

Making changes

Another productive day. I spoke with the RHS Cardiff show manager, Lucinda, today and discussed some changes we want to make to the garden. For practical reasons, the hoarding will now be placed at the rear of the garden instead of the side. This is so the supporting struts will be hidden from the public.

More work though - I'll probably redraw if I get time; and I'll also have to alter the brief, which the garden is judged against. The deadline for this is April 3rd!

Cycled down to the nursery on another glorious day in Cardiff. Great to see people enjoying the sunshine and Bute Park buzzing with spring life.

John and Colin have made the supports for the steps, which were altered for practical reasons.

I made the team some biscuits at the start of the week, assuming they have time for a tea break, but apparently a 'Mr West' purloined them!

21 March 2012

No pressure!

Wow, Chris Beardshaw has designed a community garden for RHS Cardiff, in association with groundwork and sponsored by M&S.

I feel like an infant in the juniors' playground, playing with the bigger boys. Daunting! However I'll be keeping myself firmly focused on ' A growing community' garden and turning out a garden we can all be proud of.

20 March 2012

Construction begins

I paid a visit to the council nursery today to see the start of the build, which is being carried out by council parks' dept staff, Colin and John (who are camera shy, but my aim is to get a team photo by the end of the project!)

Great to see the garden marked out! Timber is currently being sourced -the RHS requires all timber used in the show to be certificated (eg FSC).

Our second community garden

Just a small plug! As well as our RHS show garden, LNRA has another community garden project in the village! The garden is opposite the old Cow and Snuffers pub. We have a volunteer work event there this Saturday 24th March at 2pm. The plan is to weed the border and possibly dig in compost (if we can source it in time!). Why not come along and help? - many hands make light work! Just turn up in suitable clothing/footwear. Tools provided courtesy of Cardiff Council Parks dept. Children welcome but must be supervised.