Nant y Bedd

“My favourite gardens have no borders”, says Sarah Price, starting off her recent article on ‘Wildflowers in gardens’ in Gardens Illustrated.  Sarah has visited our garden a couple of times and...

The housemartins have finally left for their holidays down South, the fledglings have all left their nests, but there’s a new sounding of tweeting at Nant y Bedd – we’ve become...

Don’t worry, Sue hasn’t left the garden and signed up with the US Army!  GI is apparently shorthand for the magazine Gardens Illustrated as used by “those in the know”. GI...

We just pulled the last of the onions and I have to say it’s been one of the best crops I’ve ever grown. We planted, as usual 2 varieties, but due...

At yesterday’s Llanthony & District Show we won a special Judges Gold Award for our vegetable garden. Unfortunately we didn’t get a lovely Gold Certificate to show you here, but we...

Sue reckons the original photo at the top of our blog looked “too suburban” for our “wild garden”. Ian isn’t sure that people understand what Sue means by “wild garden” and that...

One of the joys of “open gardening” is reading the comments afterwards in the Visitors Book. Here’s a sample from Sunday: What an absolute pleasure. Every turn reveals yet another surprise even...

The weather forecasts kept us on tenterhooks all week before our latest Open Garden day, in fact right up until the 11.00 opening time it could have gone one way or...

Yes, strange though it may seem Ian was spotted wearing a rather natty summer suit last week.  The reason was what could be described as ‘The Heir meets The Hairy’.  Confused?...

Every time we open, and we’re on our 7th year for the NGS, we ask visitors to write a few thoughts in our visitors book.  Invariably they are lovely comments, uplifting...