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 […]

Comments Off

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 […]

Comments Off

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 […]

Comments Off
Apple Inc

Apple Inc

A mouth-watering display of more than 400 varieties is the centrepiece of Apple and Pear Weekend at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on October 18-19. This event is a veritable harvest festival and there’s good news for all the sweet-tooths out there, too: there will be one variety of apple that comes coated in […]

Comments Off
Bonkers for conkers

Bonkers for conkers

It’s FREE entry for the under-16s this half-term at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, where we are going bonkers over conkers. The Great Carmarthenshire Conker Contest takes centre stage in the autumn half-term break (Oct 25-Nov2) and this old chestnut of an autumn event is all set to be a cracking competition, with the […]

Comments Off