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  1. Garden blogs

    A new assurance scheme for pollinator-friendly plants

    Many people have been spending more time in their gardens lately and you may have noticed what an amazing variety of wildlife visits our gardens.

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    Plant names and their practicalities

    I’m Kevin McGinn and I’ve recently joined the Botanic Garden as Science Officer in the Growing the Future team. One of our aims is to get more people in Wales growing and appreciating plants, but would-be growers are sometimes scared off by the use of complicated Latin (scientific) plant names. Admittedly, one look at a tongue-twisting […]

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    Plants for pollinators – creating pollinator friendly seed mixes for gardens and urban green spaces

    Meet Lucy Witter, one of our new PhD students creating pollinator friendly seed mixes at the Botanic Garden.

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    No rose goblets here

    Pruning out dead, diseased and damage material is always a must with any pruning, but a rose doesn’t have to be a goblet. The framework of roses are prompting many questions from visitors.

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    Hanoi to Cross Hands: Early days at NBGW

    I have been enjoying my first month at the Garden and a new adventure here in Wales.

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    February Report: Change Afoot

    Find out what our horticultural apprentice Carly has been up to

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