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.

13 January 2013

Installation - day 2

Thankfully it was a sunny day today - cold, but sunny. Not sure why I was so grateful, as I wasn't the one doing all the work, though I did sweep up at the end!

Paul and Mark pegged out the levels and added the scalpings (I find it difficult using the term 'hardcore'!)
Of course I had the most important job - making tea and coffee, and treating the guys to Danish pastries. I know how to look after the workers!

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Very impressed by their work ethic - nothing is too much trouble and they make it look so easy! I'm always impressed when contractors take care to clean up at the end too.

We also had a drive-by from Rob Jones of Cardiff Council Parks Dept. Luckily he drove by when I was on site, so thinks I was hard at work, not drinking cups of tea!

The work has inspired me to start work on my own garden which I haven't touched for several years. I've decided to start afresh, so removed all the plants in the main border and dug it over. Better get my skates on now and do a planting plan!
My new Xmas gardening gloves! A bit fancy for me, but they were the last pair left
Gloves afterwards

Disposable Gloves for cat-poo territory!

Making progress...(I LOVE my soil!)

Installation begins!

Well, after several months, our silver medal winning garden is being installed!
Broxton and Moruzzi Landscaping are installing it for free for us!

Work started yesterday, in the rain and freezing conditions. the topsoil was removed and the tarmac surface underneath broken up and removed, along with 4 of the bollards. The site was marked out ready for more work today. Paul Moruzzi and his colleague Mark worked from about 8am - 6pm (and had to put up with me being in the way in the afternoon)! Thank you! Thanks too, to LNRA committee member Louise Hughes who made sure they were well fed and watered, and ran some errands in the morning while I was in work.

HSS Hire have sponsored the security fencing.