Fungi and Fairy Rings

Oct 14th & 21st As the forecast for the 14th looked as if it would rain – it didn’t – we went to the Tropical House as we had had reports of a Fungus there. And of course, on the way we looked for other Fungi along the way – but again, despite the recent […]

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Dry September

23rd and 30th September. The dry and warm weather continued with the consequence that the lakes got even lower, to the extent that there was no flow of water from the first lake by the Aqualab into the next one. Indeed, the only fresh supply of water for that lake was from the stream near […]

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Pollinators

Sept 16th 2014 September, as we now know, turned out warmer than August and was extremely dry. So as Bruce was interested in what pollinators were still active and on what flowers, our group split up, with one lot going into the Double-Walled Garden and the rest of us around the lakes, to see the […]

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Magical mushrooms

Magical mushrooms

The third annual Wales Fungus Day is promising to be the biggest and best yet. Taking place at the National Botanic Garden on Sunday October 12, it will feature some of Wales’ top experts, a wild mushroom ‘cook-up’, a special (and unique) fungi patchwork exhibition, as well as family activities – including wooden-mushroom painting – […]

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The Garden's Fairy Rings on BBC Radio 4

The Garden’s Fairy Rings on BBC Radio 4

Listen to Professor Lynne Boddy talk about fairy rings on BBC Radio 4′s Living World. Lynne, and presenter Chris Spurring, spent a whole day recording the programme here at the Garden on a very wet day in September. Although not mentioned on the programme, the fairy ring they talk about at the start is made […]

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Spring Woods Fungi

As some of us met in the car park so it started to rain and it turned into quite a heavy shower.  But by the time we had finished our usual pre-walk natter it had eased off and soon stopped altogether. Ten of us this week led by Bruce who was keen to gather some […]

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