Allt Goch

Nov 25th 2014 For once we were indoors – and the weather was still fine! Philip Jones had kindly agreed to give us a talk on Fungi, how to identify them and other tips. For this we gathered in the Aqualab, complete with mugs and a tin of lovely biscuits courtesy of the Carmarthenshire Wildlife […]

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Glastir

Nov 11th – Our rain god kindly arranged to give us a thoroughly wet morning at the most convenient time for us. This enabled us to have a very good morning in the restaurant, pouring over all the Glastir maps and other documents that Bruce had provided. A lot to think about and discuss. Nov […]

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Growing the Future Fungi

Nov 4th 2014: This Tuesday we arrived to find that our rain god had put his/her clock forward instead of back, so it didn’t stop raining until 11.00. This was actually very useful as it enabled Bruce and Rosie to tell us about the 5 year Glas Tir, or Tir Glas project. As Bruce says, […]

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Pont Felin Gat

Oct 28th 2014. On a lovely warm though rather cloudy day we all drove off to Pont Felin Gat, apart from Howard who walked and got there just as fast as we did. Over the next few years this part of the Garden will, if everything goes according to plan, be restored to something approaching […]

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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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Fungi

Oct 7th 2014 Ahead of the Fungus Day on the following Sunday we scoured the Garden for any sign of Fungi. Although October had broken the drought Fungi take time to respond and, as we found out when we visited Waun Las, they were still very reluctant to put in an appearance. And, as we […]

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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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The Boat

Sep 9th 2014 – Another glorious, sunny day! This week we decided to use the boat to try to reach the little island in the far corner of Llyn Uchaf. So Huw transported the boat from the old farm buildings to a section of the lake where we were able to actually get into it. […]

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Fungi and Pollinators

Sept 2nd 2014 – hot! This year all kinds of wildlife have been ‘early’ and the presence of Waxcaps and other Fungi in various areas, not just in the Garden, prompted us to turn our attention to what is called the Waxcap meadow in Waun Las. But as well as this Bruce was keen to […]

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