Articles in Category : Home & Garden

July 2019

Black-legged Kittiwakes

Nature Watch with Danielle Rouse

One of the best gull species in my opinion, is the Kittiwake which makes itself welcome here every summer to breed along the Mumbles Pier and around Gower. Kittiwakes are usually a cliff nesting species with their nests, containing two

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July 2019

July Dig it

With Fulke Andel

GARDENING ADVICE FOR THE NEW (AND NOT SO NEW) GARDENER July can be a busy month, keeping on top of things in the garden and ensuring you fit in that well-deserved holiday, somewhere down the line. But for now, it’s

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July 2019

Lost and Found (Part 2)

With Lyn Gardner - Swansea Cats Protection

What to do if you’ve found a cat Most cats will busy themselves around the area surrounding their home, it’s what cats do. They’ll have favourite routes to various places, at different times of the day. I’m sure if you

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June 2019

Buzzing Bees

With Danielle Rouse

Now that the days are somewhat sunnier in Swansea, we are seeing a boom of bees seeking out pollen amongst the pretty flowers on verges and in gardens. But are you familiar with the types of bees we are likely

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June 2019

Pest of the month – WASP

With Mark Millar - Swansea Pest Control

In the UK you’re most likely to come across the Common Wasp (Vespula Vulgaris) and German Wasps (Vespula Germanica). Both species are yellow and black striped and have painful stings that can cause allergic reactions.  Queen wasps emerge and start

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June 2019

Dig it

With Fulke Andel

Gardening advice for the new (and not so knew) gardener The extra light and warmth of June encourages the garden to put on an exuberant burst of growth. Unfortunately, this extra light and warmth also means weeds will sprout up

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May 2019

Trap, neuter and return

With the Cats Protection Swansea

Herding Cats! Herding cats? Surely not! Well, you’re right it isn’t the best way to catch cats, so at Swansea Cats Protection we undertake TNR – which stands for ‘trap, neuter and return’. Whilst it’s not the most glamorous role

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May 2019

May’s Fluttering Wonders

Nature Watch with Danielle Rouse

Swansea has a diverse range of flora, and in May we will see butterflies fluttering around the blooms. Butterfly numbers are in decline as we create concrete jungles, but Swansea Council does a great job of planting wildflowers on verges,

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April 2019

Dig it

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

The weather during April can be variable, so keep an eye on the weather forecast and be prepared to nip outside to cover delicate plants, if frost is mentioned. Just a sheet of newspaper can suffice as protection – as

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April 2019

Holidaying Hirundines

Nature Watch with Danielle Rouse

Hirundines are a group of birds found in every continent including occasionally Antarctica! This group ‘Hirundinidae’ consists of around 90 species of swallows, martins and saw-wings; we typically see swallows and martins migrating from their warmer winter climates to breed

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Default Article Image March 2019

Simple Ways to Make Your Garden Ready For Spring

With the colder months of the year almost over, and spring on the horizon, now is the perfect time to make those necessary changes to your garden. This means that when the warmer weather comes, you will be able to enjoy your garden straightway. So without further ado, here are a few things you can do to make your garden beautiful for spring:

      Build your very own bean house What’s a spring garden without a bean house? Country Living notes they are perfect for a spring garden as they’re easy to grow, require little to no maintenance, high-yielding, and they

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