A potted history of the garden

/A potted history of the garden
A potted history of the garden2018-10-18T16:30:55+00:00

The field which existed prior to the construction of the housing estate in 1960 was said by some to be available for grazing. That would have been quite an impressive sight, as apart from being very damp (as evidenced by the continued presence of juncus-type, marshland plants popping up in today’s gardens), the land is also on quite a steep slope. The incline would have been a challenge for cattle and probably unhealthily wet and boggy for sheep. The natural clay bed (over which several springs still flow in winter is covered by stone and gravel strewn heavy mud soil. The poor quality land often leached by heavy rain, does not nurture food growing plants, unless considerable manure and composting is built into the regime. Indigenous plants include …

Also note the local geological features which give rise to this garden, steep, undulating and full of heavy ‘soil’ and broken boulders …

http://www.ceredigioncoastpath.org.uk/geology.html