Category: Gardening

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Delightful Dyfi

If only Summer could be like this for more than just a few days. Sunday was another gorgeous day with wall to wall sunshine for the most part. it never really got warm though only making it to 14ºC but that didn’t stop us has a lovely day around the delightful Dyfi estuary. Early Morning...

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Growth in the Garden – A Purple Patch

Weather Records We had a couple of scorchers over the weekend with temperatures even at Ynyslas reaching 25°C, the hottest so far this year. Here’s the temperature records from the Borth & Ynyslas Weather Station: As you can see, we are still a long way off the all time record, but the summer is yet to...

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Bank Holiday Activities

Dawn Chorus in the Dunes That was a good bank holiday. My usual early start but for a change I didn’t get up immediately but lay in bed listening to the dawn chorus. The blackbirds and sparrows were in good voice and they were soon joined by Skylark too. I’m sure there were robins and plenty...

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Good Friday in the Garden

The Easter Bank holiday is finally here, so time for some rest and relaxation. Trouble with that was that the forecast was for a lovely Good Friday and then for things to take a turn for the worse with gales and rain forecast for the rest of the weekend. There was lots to do in...

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Garden Control

Another day with Anna at work at the weekend so no running along the Coast path for me, but at least it wasn’t raining so I was able to be a little productive and spent all day in the garden trying to get it under control. Morgan helped out for a little while as well,...

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Garden Wildlife

Another glorious day here, cloud free skies, barely a breath of wind and temperatures hitting 21.3ºC. Not bad for the end of September. Garden Wildlife The garden was alive with wildlife when I went out there this afternoon. One of the aims of the garden was for it to be a haven for such creatures...

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A Tour of North Wales – Bodnant Gardens

We’ve done it again… Gone away on Thursday and Friday which means that when we return late on Friday evening with a weekend before us, it feels as though we’ve already had a weekend away. Whilst away we had a whistle-stop tour of North Wales. Geocaches around Dolgellau and Blaneau on the way up, a...

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Is it a…. lawn???

Well, it’s taken a fair bit of effort this year but I think I can proudly claim that the area of green out the back of the house is once again a ‘lawn’. Yep, lush green growth, a thick carpet of healthy grass and not a weed in sight!

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A Day out at Glansevern Gardens

Anna and I were unable to have our usual wedding anniversary day out last week as I was cycling from Bangor to Aberystwyth and then we had a Scout Camp to run. We made up for it on Friday though, just a week late by both taking a day off work and heading out towards...

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A DIY Weekend at Home

It seems to be a rare occasion that we get a whole weekend at home these days, especially one with no real events to attend. But that is exactly what we’ve just had. This was partly due to the fact that Morgan was ill so couldn’t go to a special orchestra practise that he was supposed...

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