The spring months have seen us enjoying an added shift in energy and activity down in the garden, with exciting progress on our heritage veggie beds and wellbeing space.
Our locally hand crafted hazel hurdles were finally installed in April, bringing a beautiful and traditional finish to our newly created beds. Our group members also set to work installing some lovely bean and pea pole structures for our taller growing veggies, adding some additional character, and height, to the space. There has also been a hive of activity potting on our many seedlings, and transplanting our hardier plants, herbs and veg into some of the prepared beds.
By mid May the garden was finally flourishing in a variety of fresh green hues. Our wellbeing space saw a boost of growth from our cottage perennials, and we're pleased to see our two heritage apple trees settling in happily to their new homes. We were also excited to finally install our garden benches, created from a tree very kindly donated by Llangattock Woodlands Group last winter. The tree length enabled us to provide two seating areas, one in our wellbeing garden and one by our heritage food beds, perfect spots to rest, relax, reflect and enjoy the benefits of our pollinator friendly perennials, fragrant herbs and luscious veggies and salads.
Finally planting out the fruits of our labours from the busy seed sowing months prior, its been a joy to see the beds transform from empty soil to an abundance of leaf shapes, sizes and colours over the last few weeks. It was also a pleasure to finally share the hard work with visitors to the garden during a fundraising plant sale we held on the 29th May. We had a great turn out and as well as receiving some lovely feedback from the public, made over £400 on the day!
Thank you again to all our group members, supporters and donators who have worked tirelessly in helping us prepare the garden for this years growing season. We look forward to sharing the space more over the coming summer months, as we all tentatively step back out into the world and enjoy again our natural public spaces and gardens.