Nant y Bedd

Great excitement this afternoon as were were welcoming our visitors, when I spotted a large white bird in the top of the copper beech tree. First thought was a heron, but...

Why did you choose to garden here?  Well, it wasn’t quite like that. Sue came here with her late husband (also called Ian) when he was posted here by the Forestry...

… all our wonderful followers and former visitors. Despite the rather damp (OK, very wet) Autumn, stuff has been going on here to make Nantybedd Garden even better for 2020. We...

I’ve had a lot of conversations with visitors this summer about the level of water needed in the stream to power up the hydro. Most of the summer there’s barely a...

As another garden opening season come to a close – amid lashing rain and winds – we thought it would be interesting to ask you, our lovely visitors, which parts of...

On the weekend, late in the afternoon a couple of guys on bikes with big cameras round their necks stopped outside.  They wanted to photograph the rope bridge.  “OK” I said...

The end of an era finally came yesterday when Layla Land-Rover set off for a trip across the sea to Ireland. Layla (who got her name because she had a British...

This winter we seem to be spending more on feeding birds than we do on ourselves.  The numbers of birds on the feeders has been amazing, often ten to twenty on...

Yesterday we took a couple of hours off from gardening to go to the top of the hill behind our house to have a look and walk along the footpath repair...

We’ve been so hard at work recently getting ready for next Sunday’s (10th) NGS Open Day – big hint!! – that blogs have dried up a bit.  So to whet your...