Articles in Category : Home & Garden

May 2022

Cats in our lives

Swansea Cats Protection with Lyn Gardner

Why do we keep cats? Why do we love them so much? I read some-where that ‘cats are like music, it’s foolish to try to explain their worth to people who don’t appreciate them’ and that’s true. Loving cats can

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February 2022

Mindful gardening with kids

Therapeutic Gardening with Sophie Lacey - Good Thymes Gardening

My 5 year-old, like many 5 year olds, spends most of his ‘chill time’ racing around the house practicing his Spiderman moves or new skateboarding tricks which actually just end up being the Spiderman moves on a skateboard. When I

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Winter 2021

Positively Planning

Therapeutic Gardening with Sophie Lacey - Good Thymes Gardening

Winter is a tough one on our mental health, it’s harder to bring yourself to venture out to get some fresh air when it’s darker and colder, but surrounding yourself in nature has proven to not only improve mood but

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October 2021

Dig it

Gardening advice for the new (and not so new) gardener with Fulke Andel

This is the final contribution from Fulke Andel, he has decided that after 8 years of writing his monthly column for Bay it’s time to hang up his trowel. We have loved reading his articles each month, and have learnt

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September 2021

September Gardening

Dig it with Fulke Andel Gardening advice for the new (and not so new) gardener

September is the month you should be busy reaping the rewards of your harvest in the veg and fruit garden. A quick review of how my veg patch has performed this year, using Olympic terminology of course: Gold medal –

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August 2021

Guilt-free gardening

Thertapeutic gardening with Sophie Lacey - Good Thymes Gardening

There is an increasing pressure for us to modify our familiar gardening habits for more environmentally-friendly practises. It is difficult knowing what’s best for your plants – the weed killer or pesticide spray can be very tempting. However, there are

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August 2021

All in a day’s work…

Swansea Cats Protection with Lyn Gardner

Today As I write this, the wonderful Swansea Cats Protection (SCP) volunteers are desperately searching for a poor little terrified cat who became lost in a supermarket car park. They’ve been there since yesterday, are sleep deprived and anxious, but

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August 2021

August gardening

Dig it with Fulke Andel

It’s now that time of year; you’ve worked hard for the last few months, so the most important thing to do now is to enjoy your garden; heady scents, glorious colours, an abundance of fruits and vegetables and hopefully some

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July 2021

Dig it

Gardening advice for the new (and not so new) gardener with Fulke Andel

This is often one of the hottest months of the year and a great time to sit out and enjoy your garden. Well that’s the kiss of death now! Keep plants looking good by regularly dead-heading, and you’ll enjoy a

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