Well, spring is only just around the corner and we need to get the ground in the Walled Garden as clear as possible before the weeds start to germinate again. There are still some brambles to cut back and old derelict structures to remove. Our next session in the garden will concentrate on these tasks and is planned for Monday 29th February, 9.30 to 2.00.
Supported by Thom from Keep Wales Tidy and Graham, one of our regular volunteers, we will start to salvage the bricks from the old green house base.
We want re-use these bricks to build the foundations for our Horticultural Therapy Greenhouse that will be funded from our Tesco Bags of Help award.
A quick plug here for our previous post, asking you to vote for our greenhouse at one of the Tesco stores in Torfaen or Blaenau Gwent between Saturday Feb 27th and Sunday March 6th. The 5p carrier bag charge has funded this award and we are delighted that the Walled Garden will receive at least £8,000, and more if we get loads of votes!
If you have a few hours to spare next Monday and would like to help with this on-going clearance, please do come along. For anyone who’s up for cleaning a few bricks, we have eye protection goggles and a selection of hammers and chisels. If you prefer to use your own that’s fine, and please ensure you wear good gloves and stout boots.
For bramble clearing and gathering up other burnable waste you will need to bring secateurs, loppers and rakes. We will pile it all up in readiness for the next bonfire. Again good gloves and footwear are essential, and a wheel barrow if you can get one in your car will be a real asset!
If you able to come along to help please respond to this post or drop me a note at email@example.com
Jan Smith, on behalf of the Walled Garden Community