Smashing pumpkins

Smashing pumpkins

It’s FREE entry for the under-16s this half-term at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, and it’s all about pumpkins. <p align=”none”></p> Following on from the Great Carmarthenshire Conker Contest earlier in the week, pumpkin carving, apple bobbing and autumnal crafts take centre stage in the second half of half-term. All the family activities are […]

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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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