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    Soil protection to protein, beans have it covered

    Broad beans ‘The Sutton’ and ‘Super Aguadulce’ are doing battle with the rain in the Growing the Future Garden . 2015 was declared International Year of Soil by the UN General Assembly.  Now, with 2 months of what feels like constant rainfall protecting the soil has never been as relevant. The impact of heavy rain on bare soil surface can…

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    Reintroducing meadow clary, Salvia pratensis to Wales

    The National Botanic Garden of Wales is working with Natural Resources Wales to reintroduce meadow clary, a rare and native plant, to its former home.

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    Glittering prize for Simon

    National Botanic Garden of Wales Curator Simon Goodenough has been awarded the RHS Associateship of Honour. This highly-prestigious award, established in 1930, is made by the Royal Horticultural Society only to people of British Nationality who have rendered distinguished service to the practice of horticulture either as employers or employees during their career. The number…

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    Garden and College helping shape future farming generations

    A new deal between the National Botanic Garden and Coleg Sir Gar will play a big part in shaping the next generation in agriculture to make a difference to the environment. A five-year farm management agreement between the Garden and the college has been signed with both organisations hailing the move as an excellent ‘win-win’…

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    Snowdrops

    Despite the weather not being up to our usual standard the light rain eased enough for us to venture out to Spring Woods where the Garden collection of Snowdrops are located.  Originally these were all labelled, but over the years these have mostly disappeared and of those remaining many were illegible.  The rumour is that…

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    Curator’s Blog – April 2013

    Well Easter has come and gone and the clocks have changed, all we need now is for the temperatures to climb,  such a slow start to spring. This however has been a bit of a blessing as it has enabled us to get on with a lot of ground work and mulching prior to the…

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