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This weekend should have seen our annual opening for the National Garden Scheme, but the COVID-19 has put a firm end to that, so this week and next we are posting a series of images on Instagram and Facebook to help you to get your ‘fix’ of our lovely garden. We are following the route that Sue takes in her Candide Gardening audio tour, and today we reach day 5. We do… Read More

We were due to hold one of Sue’s “excellent” (participant’s quote, not ours!) Compost Making workshops at the beginning of June, but that isn’t now going to happen due to the virus. So we’ve made this short video to whet your appetite for some date in the future. This is just a very quick run through of the why’s and wherefore’s of making a really wonderful compost which you can use in… 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

Did you know that 7 – 13th May 2017 is International Compost Awareness Week?  Neither did I. We are pretty much aware of the importance of compost to the garden at any week of the year but here are some of the compost highlights here at Nant-y-bedd garden this week… When adding material – weeds, mostly dandelions from the paths – but see below on that one – and lawn mowings –… Read More