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  1. Garden blogs

    Measuring the age of Oak trees

    A beautiful sunny day after a fabulous May Day bank holiday.  So a debate as to what clothes to discard, then off up towards the biomass centre with lots of botanical interest on the way.  Of course, not only in the Garden but everywhere you looked there were Dandelions, with their splendid golden-yellow heads.  But […]

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    Materia Medica Blogs

    Materia Medica is an exhibition created for Medicines in May in the Apothecary’s Hall. It has been created by drawing, painting and embroidery students from Coleg Sir Gar  and their show has been overseen by tutor Cath Fairgreave. Four of the students have written about their work and involvement. Please have a look at their […]

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    The more you look the more you see

    A few years ago a student gathered together the Garden species data that had been collected over the years and put them into a spread sheet.  This data represented both ‘proper’ surveys and observations made by individuals on an essentially ad hoc basis.  Some areas are more complete than others but it is obvious from […]

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    Recording Wildlife

    Although the temperature has still not done much more than get back up to the mean for the time of year, many plants are finally responding.  Plants love CO2. With most greenhouse crops, net photosynthesis increases by about 50% as CO2 levels rise from about 340 to 1,000 ppm. So perhaps one reason why Spring has seemed to be getting […]

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    Curator’s Blog – mid-April 2013

    Well slowly but surely  things are warming up, buds are finally swelling and in the space of a few days a new found greenness is becoming apparent. Bare looking beds are starting to show signs of life and herbaceous perennials awaken from slumber. Last year we started identifying plants from our borders and beds that […]

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    Signs of Spring – at last!

    This week we were faced with a howling gale – well, it was very windy – but at least 10 degrees warmer than all of our previous walks, and still dry.  Although Jan and Keith were not able to join us, we were very glad to welcome Marigold Oakley.  As well as being a Garden volunteer […]

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