Articles in Category : Home & Garden

September 2019

Dig it

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

My ambitions of winning a prize at the local Garden & Produce Show were thwarted by the heavy rain and high winds of August. My sweet peas and dahlias were bedraggled and the French beans had started to rot. Never

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August 2019

Gardening advice for the new (and not so new) gardener It’s now that time of year; you’ve worked hard for months, so the most important thing to do during August is to enjoy your garden; heady scents, glorious colours, an

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August 2019

Rockin’ Rockpools

Nature Watch with Danielle Rouse

It’s no secret that Swansea and Gower are absolutely amazing places to go rock-pooling. It was something we always did as a family when I was growing up and still brings me absolute joy even now. It’s fascinating what you

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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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