Llandennis Road Roundabout

Cardiff

Llandennis Road Roundabout

Eco-Agriculture/Permaculture

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Massive rounadbout with stream running through it and a large pond. The roundabout is surrounded by houses and is right next to the library and Cardiff High school so I envisage it as a great community garden.

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Everyone is so used to seeig ducks and geese in that area I think an orchard with chickens patroling the ground. If a community garden was to happen the local allotments which is just behind the houses could be encouraged to get involved.

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As it's next to a school and library how about a garden that reflects the curriculum? History could be a Tudor or WWII veg patch (Anderson shelter could double as a shed), Art could focus on colours or artists such as Mondrian or the Impressionists, Science could grow plants we use in everyday life or for medicines. The garden could be open to all to encourage family and intergenerational learning and ensure it's used and looked after during the school holidays.

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The pond obviously would provide home to frogs which like to snack on slugs, which would be of great aid to the gardeners. To make the space or part of it both productive and easy to manage I would suggest lots of perennial vegetables and herbs, such as applemint and various other mints. Artichokes, chives, day lilies, good king henry, mashua, chinese and perennial brocoli, chards, potatoes, and fruits such as strawberries (leaves can also be eaten in soups or as part of salads)

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By the way the above was submitted by Ian of www.cardifftaffs.org.uk

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A community garden that was tied to the school would be an excellent idea, as well as being made to assist the curriculum, it could help to supply the school's canteens.

Barsha K

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Love all of the ideas. If for any reason there was difficulty in getting community and /or school involvement then a low maintenance option would be to plant some walnuts, sweet chestnuts and hazel nuts. The fact that you have to cross a busy road to get to it might be just off putting enough for those pesky squirrels. There aren't many places where you can confidently plant nut trees without the grey squirrel being a major pain in the neck so this could be a good opportunity.

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above comment by Edible Landscaping

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Everyone is so used to seeig ducks and geese in that area I think an orchard with chickens patroling the ground. If a community garden was to happen the local allotments which is just behind the houses could be encouraged to get involved.

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As it's next to a school and library how about a garden that reflects the curriculum? History could be a Tudor or WWII veg patch (Anderson shelter could double as a shed), Art could focus on colours or artists such as Mondrian or the Impressionists, Science could grow plants we use in everyday life or for medicines. The garden could be open to all to encourage family and intergenerational learning and ensure it's used and looked after during the school holidays.

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The pond obviously would provide home to frogs which like to snack on slugs, which would be of great aid to the gardeners. To make the space or part of it both productive and easy to manage I would suggest lots of perennial vegetables and herbs, such as applemint and various other mints. Artichokes, chives, day lilies, good king henry, mashua, chinese and perennial brocoli, chards, potatoes, and fruits such as strawberries (leaves can also be eaten in soups or as part of salads)

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By the way the above was submitted by Ian of www.cardifftaffs.org.uk

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A community garden that was tied to the school would be an excellent idea, as well as being made to assist the curriculum, it could help to supply the school's canteens.

Barsha K

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Love all of the ideas. If for any reason there was difficulty in getting community and /or school involvement then a low maintenance option would be to plant some walnuts, sweet chestnuts and hazel nuts. The fact that you have to cross a busy road to get to it might be just off putting enough for those pesky squirrels. There aren't many places where you can confidently plant nut trees without the grey squirrel being a major pain in the neck so this could be a good opportunity.

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above comment by Edible Landscaping

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