The second of what will be three parts of our current virtual tour of the garden. Day 6 We move into the Spooky Forest. Planted many, many years ago by the Forestry Commission as a Christmas tree nursery – if you are good with heights we’ll lend you a saw to cut a ‘tree’ from the tops!! – and never really managed. There’s also some lovely, huge, Douglas Fir at each end,… Read More
Continuing our theme of posting short videos to make up for the fact that you won’t be able to visit for quite a while yet, we hope that this little clip of Sue’s sailing boat on the pond might make your lockdown a little easier. The boat is quite amazing in it’s ability to keep itself going. Once launched I had no hand in it’s movement at all – there’s a short… Read More
Having just climbed out of the pond after my second swim of the Easter weekend – a little bracing, but most satisfying – it struck me that only a fortnight ago I wouldn’t have even contemplated a dip. Having sailed though March with barely a tremor weather-wise, dear old Mother Mature came and bit us on the bum on the 4th April. In common with the higher parts of Wales, we copped… Read More
With apologies to our regular followers and newsletter subscribers, here’s Lucy Gaze’s report on the recent foraging day at Nant y Bedd, plus a little snippet from Liz’s blog. Friday 18th May saw the first of 3 foraging days at Nantybedd, with the lovely and extremely knowledgeable Liz Knight of Foragefinefoods. The day dawned bright and sunny and 6 guests (plus Sue!) turned up to a delightful treat of homemade nettle… Read More
Having a conversation with some garden visitors yesterday by the pond, it came to me that we have been, if not first then, early adopters of lots of things that have gone on to be far more widely accepted. Take the natural swimming pond. When we put ours in four years ago there was very little to base it on in this country. We’d come across the idea in France and Scandinavia,… Read More
After all the hard work of the winter and spring our first Open Garden weekend is rapidly approaching. On Saturday morning at 11am we throw open the gates and hold back the crowds . Here’s a small sample of what you can see on 14th and 15th May – yes this weekend!! ….and finally what will this be on Saturday?