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.

20 June 2012

What an eventful day!

Billy and John
I left the house at 8.15am to meet Billy and John, and only just got home!

We placed the planters on station Rd and I've had no complaints (yet!). We have Pelagonium 'Apple Blossom' and an as-yet-unknown central plant! I'll try and find out what it is.

Felt a little bad because this year I bought the guys tea and cake, whereas in previous years all Colin and Johnny got was grief ;-)

 I went to the nursery for 1.30pm and while Fred loaded up the truck with the pavers etc, I did some dead-heading - mind you I was only allowed after a tutorial from Nigel, and to be fair, it was needed! It was amazing to see the nursery in full bloom, with planters etc waiting to go out on display.

Fred and I dropped off the pavers etc to Broxton and Moruzzi's yard. Some of the pavers fell off the pallet, so I re-stacked them into a crate while Fred was otherwise engaged (don't ask!)

So I got my hands dirty twice today. However I have no photographic evidence, so you'll have to take my word for it!

19 June 2012


Met with Murray from Broxton and Moruzzi Landscapers and gave him the drawings and discussed plans for the installation. They are a business at the end f the day, and we'll gladly fit into their schedule as they are installing the garden for free! Just waiting for the utility searches to come back and a gap in their schedule.

Tomorrow the planters arrive. I caught up with Lewis from the LN Traders Association and agreed where to place the planters, which are coming at 8.30am. No lie in for me!

Then at 1.30pm I'm heading off with Fred to take the pavers to B&M's yard in Caerphilly.

A busy day ahead. Maybe I shouldn't have just gone to the pub then! I've spent my day off cutting my hedge and trimming my balls, which always gives me a thirst. Here are the results...Not a bad attempt with my new topiary shears. I'm sure one is bigger than the other, but that's not unusual apparently ;-)


Things are moving quickly!

I have a site visit at the garden with Broxton and Moruzzi Landscapers today, so should have some news later on. Rob and Will have also been in touch about moving the pavers from Bute Park nursery up to B&M's yard, which I'm sure Nigel will appreciate, as they'll finally be out of his way!

And the Llandaff North flower planters are being delivered tomorrow! Always exciting to see what arrangement the nursery has planted up for us. Previously there was a mix up with their locations in LN, (not the council's fault, by the way!).  Will recently informed me that it was Colin and John that had to re-place them. Whoops!  So I'm liaising with them this year - it'll be Billy and John I'll be annoying tomorrow...apparently Colin said he couldn't go through it all again...;-)

17 June 2012

Site visit planned

Just a very quick update before I go to bed!
I have a site visit arranged with Broxton and Moruzzi for Tuesday! Also hoping for the paving etc to be moved from the Bute Park nursery too, so fingers crossed things should start moving (literally!) this week.