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    Successful seed storage at home

    Seed can be expensive and saving your own takes time, so it’s worth putting some effort into storing your seed well, to keep it as fresh as possible until sowing time. For the seed bank at the Botanic Garden, we collect, dry, clean and store seeds of wild Welsh plants for future conservation and restoration […]

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    Successful seed saving at home

    When it comes to gardening in a self-sufficient way, nothing beats saving your own seed. For our seed bank at the Botanic Garden, we collect, dry, clean and store seeds of wild Welsh plants for future conservation and restoration uses. Many of the techniques we use to professionally conserve this seed can be applied to […]

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    A new assurance scheme for pollinator-friendly plants

    Many people have been spending more time in their gardens lately and you may have noticed what an amazing variety of wildlife visits our gardens.

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    Healthy Plants and Gardens, Healthy Wales

    To celebrate the benefits of healthy plants, the United Nations designated 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health. By protecting plant health, we protect the benefits that plants provide to our health and well-being, to wildlife, the environment, our culture and our economy. There are many ways gardeners can help keep plants healthy on […]

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    It’s time to go peat-free

    The compost industry has been working hard to develop good sustainable alternatives to peat – the quality and consistency of these products has improved greatly and there is an ever-increasing range.

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    Make Your Lawn More Friendly for Wildlife

    Growing the Future’s Science Officer Dr Kevin McGinn explains how you can use your lawn to help nature

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