Discovering hidden treasures


The garden work has finally got going and the contractors have now completed the fence. Clearance has started, and a team from Groundwork have been pulling up stumps and bramble roots and making way for new garden elements that will soon be built.

The huge piles of logs and debris will form the core of our ‘hugel mounds’ – large growing mounds using waste material that eventually will host a wide range of plants. It’s another way of gardening on a hard surface, but will be a steep learning curve for us all.

Raised beds will be built and by June we should have most of our garden infrastructure in place.

Local volunteers have helped out at weekends, scraping back the soil to reveal beautiful granite setts below, a much bigger area than we first thought.

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