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.

5 May 2012

Blog interest

We're only 40 away from having 1000 hits on the blog! . We've had hits from the USA, Russia, Germany, France and Ireland! Oh, and Cardiff council parks dept ;-)!

2 May 2012

Thank you to Cardiff council parks dept

Paid a visit to Wedal Rd parks dept today to drop off a thank you card, chocs and the RHS medal card to Rob Jones and Will Power. Rob made a cracking cup of tea (that was my job onsite!) and it was great to catch up and have a chat. I held it together and didn't blub (thank god!)

I still have to arrange to pick up the paving, seat and noticeboard and have some other stuff to follow up with them re the Llandaff North site. Will keep the blog up to date as promised...

We're on S4C (briefly)!

Just took a look at S4C gardening programme Byw yn yr Ardd which covered the RHS show. Good god, we're on film! Luckily not for long though! (see 1.30 mins and 13.49 mins in. Press 's' for subtitles)

Luckily they didn't critique our garden, because they were so rude about the others! Even the best in show got a slating!

30 April 2012


Just a quick update on what's been happening over the past few days.
On Saturday, LNRA held a volunteer event at our Cow and Snuffers garden. Margaret and I went to a stables in the morning to get some manure, but it was so wet it was difficult to put onto the truck and we were sliding down the mountain of muck and I nearly lost my wellies! Good job we had no cameras! At the event itself, we forked in the manure we did manage to get, raked over the soil prior to planting and Margaret cut the grass. We just need to plant up and re-stain the benches now. The event was facilitated by park ranger Gareth Stamp, who commented that as we have a tree on site and the benches will be black, the C&S garden could win a gold medal (refer to the judges comments on a previous post)! Touché! Made me laugh though.

I'm hoping to arrange to pick up our seat, paving etc from the nursery this week.

It's been a weird few days following the intensity of constructing the show garden. I've dreamed about the garden several times and would wake up at 6am thinking 'what have I got to do today?', then realise that it's all over. Going through all my paperwork and accumulated stuff was hard too. I'm a bit sentimental.

I'm just going through a load of photos of the show, and will post here soon.