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Latest News: Due to the uncertainty surrounding the possible course of the COVID-19 virus and personal health issues, we are currently not intending to open in 2020, nor will any of the proposed workshops take place this year.   We look forward to welcoming you to Nantybedd Garden in 2021 New for 2020 we have Jessica Tanner with two fascinating topics Artists Willow Charcoal Making £60 including all materials, delicious seasonal, organic… Read More

That’s what I seem to remember was always the answer that the likes of Percy Thrower and his ilk used to trot out on Gardeners Question Time in the old days. ….. well maybe, but it’s what you put into the soil that is what makes it so good. With that in mind Sue held the first of her Compost Making and Using courses here at Nantybedd Garden today.   A dozen trusting… Read More

Practical Organic Compost Making and its use Wednesday 30th May 2018 10am – 3.30pm with Sue Mabberley at Nant-y-bedd, Fforest Coal Pit, Abergavenny, NP7 7LY Composting is a key element of organic growing. Transforming waste products from kitchen and garden into microbially active compost to enrich the soil is an immensely satisfying process. We will begin the day with an indoor session on the theory behind the process of successful compost making… Read More

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 here’s how… I’ve been using this method since coming across it in John Seymour’s book (the organic gardening guru of the 1970’s)  entitled the Self-sufficient Gardener, dated 1978 – how time flies when you’re enjoying your garden. The finished strings look… Read More