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    The Candyfloss Fungus

    As a result of a brilliant talk the previous Friday on Hedgehogs by Dawn from the Gower Bird Hospital we had 4 new volunteers joining us on a gloriously warm, but extremely humid late September day.  A big welcome to Anne, Barry, Joan and Hazel. So taking advantage of the weather the twelve of us […]

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    What are these Fungi?

    This week something a little different.  There was a walk in Pont Felin Gat and John took lots of photos of Fungi.  Trouble is we don’t know the names of most of them.  So can you help? [nggallery id=437] If you find an injured bird, hedgehog or other wild animal and want help and advice […]

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    Curator’s Blog October 2013

    Well it has been a fantastic summer an excellent growing year and a year where we have been able to get stuck in to all manner of tasks in the garden. Now it is raining the leaves are turning colour and the days are rapidly shortening; with the shorter days a flurry of short day […]

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    Tree survey

    The health of trees is a subject that has recently been in the news with the decision in to fell larch trees around the lake at Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian, near Aberystwyth, because they have been infected with a fatal tree disease, Ramorum.  Nearer home we were pleased to hear that the earlier reports of Ash dieback […]

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    Fun Amongst the Fungi

    When is a mushroom a mushroom? When is a toadstool a toadstool? I don’t know the answer so I looked in my dictionary and it said that “a toadstool is an inedible fungus with an umbrella shaped fruiting body, as distinguished from an edible mushroom”.  It also said that the name comes from Middle English, […]

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    Double dose of The Garden on the BBC

    Here are the BBC iPlayer links to the South Wales episode of Escape to the Country and the fascinating BBC2 Harvest programme, which both feature the Garden: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03b4zb7/Escape_to_the_Country_Series_14_South_Wales/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01f146g/Harvest_Vegetables_The_Goodness_of_the_Earth/ The ‘meaty’ bit about us on ETTC is 36 minutes in. Further episodes of Harvest, featuring the Garden, will be broadcast on BBC2 at 8pm on […]

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