Last year Sally was successful in securing a grant from Environmental Wales to change the planting in the front garden back to a Victorian walled garden with ecologically friendly plants and flowers. We are having our own bees with voluntary bee-keepers and beautiful bee/insect friendly plants and flowers in risen flower beds made from re-claimed sleepers. The garden has been planned mainly by Sally and Carol with the invaluable help of volunteers from GE Aviation in Nantgarw, who have worked tirelessly digging and preparing the garden areas. A wide selection of herbs will be planted in terracotta pots and a rose garden is planned as a centre piece .It is hoped that local school children can be involved with the planting and that our beautiful garden will be enjoyed for many years to come.
The lads from GE Aviation hard at work clearing the plants from the front garden.
The back garden is to become a bee friendly paradise, with insect /wildlife friendly planting in raised flower beds constructed from re-cycled railway sleepers. Andy our ‘builder’ along with the lads from GE Aviation have done a fine job of building us a beautiful garden area, with a bed for old fashioned roses featured in the middle. We can’t wait to get the plants in now!
The back garden has been a hive of activity. The planters are finished and the plants from Caerphilly garden Centre were planted and are thriving. Last week the ceramic pots and containers were delivered and Sally, John, Carol and our volunteers set about planting the herbs and setting out the garden space. We think it looks lovely and compliments the site of the China Works perfectly. We are looking forward to inviting our visitors to come along and enjoy it.