Nant y Bedd

No, that’s not a spelling mistake in the title.  We’re talking here about beech trees in the dingle, not lovely sandy stretches in the Bahamas. The big snow of just before...

Having a conversation with some garden visitors yesterday by the pond, it came to me that we have been, if not first then, early adopters of lots of things that have...

Saturday saw 20 or so people descend upon us for a Mushroom Foraging day.  Organised by Liz Knight of Forage Fine Foods and executed by Mark Williams of Galloway Wild Foods, we had...

How long does it take to remove and reassemble an 8′ x 6′ greenhouse?  In theory it should take a day or two, but 11 days?? Our good friends Teeny and...

With the garden opening season coming to an end, and with the weather finally looking as though it is going to change (my poor hydro system thinks it’s been abandoned), we...

It seems a strange combination, but this year I’ve used daggings – the bits of mucky wool around sheep’s  bums that farmers cut off to prevent fly strike and other things...

After our article in Saga magazine we have had lots of visitors, and there was also a letter in the following month’s magazine. Click here to read the letter, which is...

Using the Thermal Camera mentioned in the post on Compost Duvets for its proper purpose i.e looking at the insulation on the house, one thing stood out.  The thermal image showed...

We have recently borrowed a Thermal Imaging camera from The Green Valleys, ostensibly to check on the insulation properties of the house (and others in the valley), but it was interesting...

Last year we had five large Douglas Fir trees taken down to provide the walls for the natural swimming pond.  Cutting the trunks to get the exact sized timber required meant...