Nant y Bedd

We do have a woodland management plan for our 3.5 acres of forest which, as those who have visited know, is a very special part of the mix of habitats and...

At the turn of the year there’s a tendency to look forward to the new gardening season and reflect on the past years – what’s worked, what didn’t and why, and...

Bringing foliage, berries, cones and seed heads indoors from the forest and garden is a tradition which sometimes gets forgotten amidst the flashing, multi-coloured lights, revolving (revolting?) Santas, talking reindeer and...

We had some lovely garden visitors today who were very interested in my method of stringing up the crop of onions to store them for use over the winter – so...

Driven indoors by a sudden and dramatic thunderstorm, I am now making jam – a satisfying September-during-a-thunderstorm kind of activity.  I should mention that jam-making is taking place on a wood-fuelled...

We have an interesting relationship with our garden and the plants in it. Sometimes we introduce a plant – it may be a gift from a friend, seeds collected on holiday,...

We all know how it is when we’re so close to something that we don’t really see it as others do.  So it was a great pleasure last week to welcome...

Yesterday I was contacted by a garden writer and photographer to arrange a good time to come and take some photos of our garden. ‘Hope things are well with you and...

Good Friday to me means wild daffodils and bunches of primroses. As children in the village where I grew up, every year, on Good Friday, we were taken into the surrounding...

‘Made for each other’, the card says.  So here’s the photographic evidence. Ok – it was last year. Ok – it was repaired/refurbished with our own willow rather than ‘made’ by...