Articles in Category : Home & Garden

July 2015

SWANSEA CATS PROTECTION

by John Morrissey – SCP

Looking after your cat in the sunshine  With summer and warmer weather almost upon us it is important to look after our little furry friends. Cats are very susceptible to heatstroke in excessive heat conditions due to their small body

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July 2015

Garden BirdWatch

with Amanda Skull

BIRD OF THE MONTH FOR JULY:  Song Thrush Welcome to this month’s Bird Watch. I’m one of two Ambassadors for the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Garden BirdWatch Scheme in South Wales. Each month I introduce you to a bird

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May 2015

Vaccinating your pets – May

with Geraint Jones with St James Vet

Vaccinating your pets In this issue Geraint tackles the serious subject of vaccinating your pets With the public’s reliance on the internet for information and the huge influence of social media on our lives, clients in veterinary practice are generally

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May 2015

DIG IT – May

 with Fulke Andel

DIG IT  Gardening Advice for the NEW (and not so new) gardener Crumbs, we’ve had a mild winter and a really warm start to the season. The runner bean ‘tubers’ I’ve been storing in the garage started sprouting back in

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May 2015

Garden Birdwatch – May

with Amanda Skull

Bird of the month: Chaffinch Welcome to this month’s Bird Watch. I’m one of two volunteer Ambassadors for the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Garden BirdWatch Scheme in South Wales. Each month I introduce you to a bird or other

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April 2015

BAY Home & Garden

Zoologist, Dr Isabella Brey’s insect of the month is the beautiful beetle...the ladybird

Ladybirds gorgeous killer cannibals This month, ladybirds are out and about again after having spent almost six months in hibernation hidden under bark, among leaf litter, or sometimes even in houses. Ladybirds are named after the Virgin Mary (‘Our Lady’),

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March 2015

BAY Home & Garden

with Zoologist, Dr ISABELLA BREY 

Zoologist, Dr ISABELLA BREY has another insect for us this month,  The bumblebee Nurseries and Hostile Takeovers, right under our very feet March is the month in which the queens of many of the 19 British social bumblebee species emerge

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March 2015

BAY Home & Garden

With Fulke Andel

DIG IT GARDENING ADVICE FOR THE NEW (AND NOT SO NEW) GARDENER Well what a mild winter! So mild the runner bean tubers I’ve been storing in the garage started sprouting in December. The cold snap in February soon brought

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February 2015

Landhoppers

With Dr Isabella Brey

Landhoppers TERRESTRIAL ALIENS IN SWANSEA WE HAVE BIRD OF THE MONTH AND UPDATES ON FURRIES BY GERAINT JONES OUR LOCAL VET, CATS PROTECTION KEEP US INFORMED OF CATS AND KITTENS LOOKING FOR NEW HOMES BUT WE DIDN’T EXPECT TO BE

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September 2014

The Mole

Vic Potter of THREE FEATHERS PEST CONTROL 

Vic Potter of THREE FEATHERS PEST CONTROL gives readers advice on various household and garden pests. This month he focuses on the little gentleman in black velvet – the mole. The Mole/ Talpa Europaea The mole is a common British

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March 2014

BAY Pet problems

with GERAINT JONES St James Veterinary Group

Love me – love my dog   Buying a puppy is something that shouldn’t be undertaken lightly, so after due consideration and professional advice, GERAINT’S girlfriend welcomed BARCLEY the Vizsla into her life In January, my girlfriend, after months of

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Swansea’s growing problem

Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed is a major problem in Swansea. Chris Hope, Senior Partner at Dawson’s Estate Agents gives some advice to homeowners. Swansea’s growing problem Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) was first introduced to Britain by the Victorians as an ornamental plant. In

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The Eyes have it

This month Geraint Jones looks at eye problems in our pets and has a salutary warning to WAGs with the customary little dogs in their designer handbags!

This month Geraint Jones looks at eye problems in our pets and has a salutary warning to WAGs with the customary little dogs in their designer handbags! Veterinary medicine is a funny business! You may not have to treat an

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