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    Growing the Future Newsletter – August 21

    The latest news and information from the Growing the Future project’s weekly newsletter

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    Regency Hard Hat Tour Online

    An online tour for all those who are unable to see the work behind the scenes, or who have been unable to make it along to a hard hat tour. Enjoy!   Paxton’s Middleton Hall Beginning at the footprint we are able to explore Paxton’s Middleton Hall, with all the key features of its day, […]

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    Growing the Future Newsletter – July 31

    The latest news and information from the Growing the Future project’s weekly newsletter

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    Germination investigation – Putting wildflower seeds to the test

    You may have noticed the plots of wildflowers in the gardens shooting up and enticing pollinators and visitors alike. These flower mixes have been designed by PhD student Lucy Witter to include the plants that are most attractive to pollinators. The flowers allow insects to load up on nectar and pollen and keep busy. Before […]

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    Farming and Wildlife in June 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, 9 of which have calved so far, 6 yearling steers and four 2-year olds. The 35 Balwen ewes have almost finished […]

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    Last Plants Standing- A Display of Endangered Arable Wildflowers

    Bright red poppies, delicate corncockle and sunny corn marigolds were once very familiar to the arable farmers of Wales and grew side-by-side with them for centuries. The diversity of wildflowers that used to pepper our fields may have once been a thorn in the farmer’s side, but our arable ‘weeds’ are now facing a high […]

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