Since my last dispatch, on the official opening in Sept 2013, compost bins have been built (by Stuart Hockley), a second tap installed, the few plots becoming vacant have been reassigned from the waiting list, and I have registered the garden as part of a Nectar Point Network (more on this later in the year).
This blog post is mainly photographs to show you how the garden is looking as it starts its second year. Not so long ago this was derelict land – an abandoned play area that was a focus for litter and anti-social behaviour – and now it is a community hub and a very productive growing area.
Below is my plot, with the runner beans going in a couple of days ago:
It will soon be time to pick some strawberries.
Previous posts on creating a Community Garden in Dinas Powys: