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Category Archives: Home & Garden

In the garden: August

Now is the time to enjoy the results of all your hard work throughout the year. During August, your garden will be alive with colour, heady with the scent of flowers and abundant with fruit and vegetables. Take some time to sit back and enjoy what you’ve created this month. Of course, a gardener’s work […]

In the Garden: July

With a bit of luck, July’s weather will consist of thirty-one sun-drenched days to enjoy. Of course, warm and dry weather means no rain, which in turn means a lack of water for the garden. Here we’ve outlined best water practices in the garden, particularly useful at this time of year. General Watering As a […]

In the garden: July

With a bit of luck, July’s weather will consist of thirty-one sun-drenched days to enjoy. Of course, warm and dry weather means no rain, which in turn means a lack of water for the garden. Here we’ve outlined best water practices in the garden, particularly useful at this time of year. General Watering As a […]

In the garden: June

Summer is on its here! In fact, June 21st is Midsummer – the longest day of the year – and with the lengthier periods of light and warmer weather, there’s plenty to do in the garden. We’ve listed this month’s top jobs to get done in the garden, but in keeping with our animal theme […]

In the Garden: June

Summer is on its way! In fact, June 21st is Midsummer – the longest day of the year – and with the lengthier periods of light and warmer weather, there’s plenty to do in the garden. We’ve listed this month’s top jobs to get done in the garden, but in keeping with our animal theme […]

In the Garden : May

Did you know that here in Wales, May averages as the sunniest month of the year, with around 170-180 hours of sunshine? Good news for gardeners, as this means you can get outside and get lots of gardening hours in the bag! With the lengthier periods of sunshine during May, comes lengthier dry periods too. […]

Wildlife Ponds

A guide to keeping a pond and enjoying the charm and magic of wild, watery habitats. Spring is the perfect time to get out into the garden and enjoy the weather. A pond makes a lovely addition to a garden and provides a haven for wildlife, being considered a really important freshwater habitat for numerous […]

Incredible Edible Abergavenny

After planting the orchard

A grass roots movement based on growing fruit, herbs and vegetables in public spaces is gathering momentum in Abergavenny. Inspired by the example of Incredible Edible Todmorden, which has revolutionised the food culture of that Pennine town, Incredible Edible Abergavenny (in Welsh: Bwyd Bendigedig y Fenni) aims to inspire the people of Abergavenny to embrace […]

Rejuvenate Your Home

In the current housing market, more people are choosing to rejuvenate their existing home, rather than buying a new property.  By making a range of changes, big and small, you can make your home feel fresh, potentially making it so significantly different that you’ll feel like you’ve moved home without all the stresses of changing […]

In the garden: April

Even though April sees much longer days and bouts of sunshine, you still need to be on the watch for night frosts. There’s always plenty to do in the garden, so here is a list of top jobs to get done this month: Plant summer flowering bulbs such as lilies, gladiolus and ranunculus into beds, […]

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