Notes from the garden – A chance encounter

At once a voice arose amongThe bleak twigs overheadIn a full-hearted evensongOf joy illimited;An aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small,In blast-beruffled plume,Had chosen thus to fling his soulUpon the growing gloom from The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy Under the glowering sky my boots heavy with mud sunk into the sodden ground, relentlessly battered by … More Notes from the garden – A chance encounter

Hope Springs Eternal

“Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never Is, but always To be blest. The soul, uneasy, and confin’d from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come.” Alexander Pope – An essay on man The wind is once again battering the garden, shaking the skeletal branches of winter and biting hard. It rolls unimpeded over … More Hope Springs Eternal

The Pear Project

At the northern end of the Brymbo Heritage Site stands a towering sandstone wall stretching for around 8o metres. The imposing structure is a monument to industrial resolve and ingenuity and was constructed during the 19th century to both retain the land behind it and in order to load (charge) the furnaces. Coke and Iron … More The Pear Project

Brynteg Orchard

Across the valley from our Brymbo orchard lies the village of Brynteg, the site of another 50 trees we planted in conjunction with the local school on their land. Set on top of a hill (Bryn = hill, Teg = fair) the orchard has far reaching views West to Wrexham and East to Minera mountain. … More Brynteg Orchard