Last Friday 26th May, we welcomed Lesley Griffiths, our Patron (and long time friend) to the gardens. Lesley had not visited for a while, and was shown around the nearly completed projects that have been carried out in the West Garden.
Lesley was impressed with the raised beds, which have been built by brick-laying apprentices from Bersham Road, Coleg Cambria. Lesley was also shown the new cedar shingle roof on the roundhouse, which Ray and Carlton have skilfully been working on, with the help of others, over the past few months. It is hoped that when the roof is completed, with new windows too, many visitors and community groups will be able to use the facility to keep dry and for rest breaks.
Lesley was able to take some asparagus with her, and we are still cropping asparagus, along with lettuce, rhubarb, herbs, and broad beans.
Last week, Avril and everyone said ‘goodbye’ to Samantha, who is a trainee Social Worker from Glyndwr University. Sam has been with us since April, and has joined the team in all activities. We will all miss her! Good luck in your future studies, Sam.
Coming soon….The growth of a giant pumpkin…..(By Nick of Just Seed, www.justseed.com)