Nant y Bedd

Big brassy yellow jobs have their place but my favourites are the ‘granny bonnets’ and all the variations of that theme from mother-of-pearl creamy pink through to ruby wine and violet...

Well actually today isn’t that good which is why I’m sitting at the computer instead of doing useful things in the garden. Today’s weather is an easterly wind and spiteful heavy...

Mid-February means that the frogs are back in our ponds doing what frogs do at this time of year.  This usually lasts just a couple of days and then throughout the...

A group of lovely ladies from Crickhowell U3A Gardening Group visited our garden last September, enjoyed their visit and wanted to know more.  They invited me to visit them to talk...

I love everything about my garden (well, apart from the midges, slugs and moles!), but the wildlife / natural swimming pond is probably the best thing we have created in the...

I have two sisters.  One (if I were to try to describe them) is a farmer, the other is a gardener.  The gardening one, over the years, has been – someone...

Well actually it was last Friday but full of good intentions… No time for constructing erudite essays but just some photos of what’s going on now in the garden   Sweet...

The wind and rain of the last week has really finished off the tulips and cherry blossom – but they have been lovely this year.  Here’s a selection of photos:  ...

One of the tasks I have been busy with is coppicing, pollarding and pruning – some more competently than others. I have always used coppiced hazel rods as pea sticks and...

Occasionally the house is filled with an unfamiliar (to most people) cooking smell, usually during the day rather than at mealtimes.   The smell is quite pleasant, but the ‘dish’ wouldn’t...