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    Feeding up for winter

    I have been checking out the Ivy covered walls around the Garden this morning hoping to find that the Ivy flowers have opened, but not just yet.

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    Join Our Growing Team

    We’re looking for volunteers to grow wildflowers at home that we can then plant out at Swansea Bay University Health Board clinics and hospitals, when the situation around coronavirus has improved. We’ll send the seeds straight to your door, all you need to do is grow them!

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    Fire and Brimstones

    Whilst awaiting the installation of the bridge on Llyn Mawr, I was lucky enough to spot a bright yellow – male brimstone butterfly skipping between the knapweed. Brimstones, whilst not threatened, are a somewhat elusive species, rarely sighted in the Garden and usually in spring. Like many species, they are closely linked to their food […]

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    Farming and Wildlife in July 2019

    THE ESTATE FARM: As described in May 2019, the Botanic Garden covers about 568 acres, of which farmland is 316 acres including 100 acres of woodland. There are 18 pedigree Welsh Black beef cows all of which have calved so far and 6 yearling steers, four 2-year olds and some cull cows that were sold […]

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    Farming and Wildlife in February

    FARMING AND WILDLIFE IN FEBRUARY in the Botanic Garden THE ESTATE FARM: As described in May 2018, the Botanic Garden covers about 568 acres of which farmland is 316 acres including 100 acres of woodland. There are 25 head of pedigree Welsh Black beef cows and 30 non-pedigree Balwen ewes and their 35 lambs, with […]

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    Farming and Wildlife in January

    FARMING AND WILDLIFE IN JANUARY in the Botanic Garden THE ESTATE FARM: As described in May 2018, the Botanic Garden covers about 568 acres of which farmland is 316 acres including 100 acres of woodland. There are 25 head of pedigree Welsh Black beef cows and 30 non-pedigree Balwen ewes and their 35 lambs, with […]

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