How does the HoBB Garden grow? Bit-by-bit.

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The HoBB Gardens are in their infancy, sandwiched between the remains of the C12th Castle of Cnwclas, one mile to the East, and the original site of its vineyards to the West. The Vineyards are gone and the land is in private ownership but one of the owners carefully planted out a few acres as a wonderful new “Garden for the Blind”. The whole area is now thought to have been first tended by the Monks of Abbey Cwmhir.

There’s still evidence of some 18th Century plantings and the original farm layout has been retained, being supplemented with ‘edible’ walls of local oak and less edible stone. In our renovations and additions, wherever possible, we are designing around existing features, levels and planting. New terraces are being added to extend the gardens (left) towards the South.

HoBB Garden (See Key below)
HoBB Garden
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Number 1: Heyope Bod view towards the source of the Ffrwdwen Brook
No. 2. Oak Bod
2a. Original Sheep Bod (presently housing plans of the World of Water Aquaponic units)
3. Wood Store. Wood Bods. Greenhouse over water store.
4.  Potting Sheds and kudo
5.  UV filter and Tank Bod
6.  Spring  water supply tanks
7.  Willow Wood
8.  HoBB Barn
9.  HoBB Cottage
10. Greenery & Hide
11. Greenhouse for vegetables
12. Site for Duckboat Pond
13. Two-Oak Spring
14. Hedera Walk
15. Vegetable Garden Screenhouse
16. Water Meadow
17. Road run-off water tank
18. Vineyard and former ‘Garden for the Blind’ (Now privately owned)

Here, everything is done ‘bit by bit’, and from early Spring, friends and student volunteers enjoy the Gardens and lend a hand with the garden’s restoration and construction plans.

Friends throughout the year come for a quiet country break, to meditate, or to work through some important thoughts – ‘whatever’.   It is vital to have a peaceful environment for the  two main areas of HoBB activity: ‘Progression  &  Well-being’.

Garden Phase I – the harmony of Wood with Stone
Many elements are working in unison to create the HoBB.  The Chinese ‘five elements’  of EARTH  WOOD  WATER  FIRE  & METAL … are with us.

The AIR can be windy.
The SUN  sometimes hides
But with a lot of understanding and practical application,  The HoBB is growing well.

Certainly all FLORA, and FAUNA, have increased since we started to put our energies into the
gardens. We have created a range of new ‘habitats’ and have many more planned out, using a 300 section grid of the site.  (Fifteen of the sections are shown below in a small scale.)

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Section by section we work out what needs to be done throughout the year, …. bit by bit.

Tasty projects are always best done in ‘bite-sized’ sections.

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FAQ: What is a “Project House”?

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At the HoBB, we  help Projects along their way
– spending just hours on some and years on those that are on-going.

And annually, many visiting students from around the World help us to grow the HoBB Project House into an ever better place of useful action.

By keeping this balance of helping and being-helped, we make happy progress. We never know or pre-judge what project is around the next corner so it could be your project.

If your project is yet to start, some way along its progress, or even on-hold, you may need some space to do some fresh thinking on it. You can find this at the HoBB Project House by ‘dropping-in’ for a cuppa and a chat or by taking a break for a couple of days to concentrate on your Project, away from the distractions of regular home-work-life.

Whatever stage your Project has reached, you will find it of interest to receive new input, new ideas and new insights. We’re great at providing all three and more. [We are happy to sign a non-disclosure form – see a FREE example by clicking on ‘non-disclosure form’ link at the bottom of this page]

“There are several Project Houses in the World but nearly all of them
are linked to large city companies and therefore, situated in large cities.”

Our Project House, The HoBB, is hidden away in peaceful, beautiful countryside where time ‘stops’ long enough to allow your project to surface fully, without distraction.

So when you need a break and really want to concentrate on your Project away from the distractions of everyday life, come to The HoBB, a traditional stone farmhouse with open fires and a host of fresh country creature comforts – a very green location for your ever greener shoots to grow.

Contact me and let’s:
* compare diaries
* book a time and date and
* get ready for your first HoBB visit and think-over.

I also work online to provide assistance to overseas projects using dropbox, passworded client folders on our server along with phone, email and messaging via linkedin and twitter.

For a quick online guide to our services and productions, visit ‘What we do‘ which summarises the categories located top right on menu bar.

For our advance programme news, visit ‘What’s next’ for a list of forthcoming projects and new contacts required.

See also:
Becoming a Friend of the HoBB

Posted by Grant

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