Articles in Category : Home & Garden

June 2016

Leaps and Bounds

BAY Bugs with Dr Isabella Brey

Few things are more evocative of a hot summer’s day in the country than the rasping chirps of grasshoppers. But the very sound that evokes scenes of relaxation and tranquility for us denotes the most eventful period in the life

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June 2016

SAFEagent Awareness Week

With Hannah McCartan

BEST LETTING AGENTS UNITE TO PROTECT LANDLORDS AND TENANTS McCartan Lettings supports SAFEagent Awareness Week 2016 This June, 3,000 professional lettings agents across the UK will unite for SAFEagent Awareness Week – highlighting to consumers the importance of choosing a professional

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May 2016

Scaredy Cats

HOW THE GHOSTS OF MARGAM CASTLE AND OTHER HAUNTED BUILDINGS TOGETHER WITH SCAREDY CATS PARANORMAL GROUP ARE HELPING THE STRAY, RESCUED, INJURED AND FERAL CATS OF SWANSEA AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

On average Swansea Cats Protection spend £150 on each of their rescued cats, so fund raising is vital and coming up with different ideas can be challenging! Swansea Cats Protection teamed up with RIP South Wales Paranormal Group to form

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May 2016

Miniature Marvels

with Dr Isabella Brey

  Rarely more than a centimetre in length, yet with exquisitely intricate patterns and often rich and beautiful colours, plant bugs (family Miridae) are living proof that the best things do, indeed, come in the smallest packages Like their larger

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May 2016

DIG IT with Fulke Andel

Gardening advice for the new (and not so new) gardener

Well the high winds of April caused a few problems. I now have to re-felt the shed roof and find the owners of a number of council garden waste bags that have blown into the garden. The wet weather should

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May 2016

Llys Nini

The Bay's monthly column that tries to match small furry and feathered friends with new forever homes

LOOKING FOR LOVE Llys Nini Animal Centre has lots of small furry friends looking for a bit of love and and a new home. In this our new monthly column we try to match these BFFs (Best Furry/Feathered Friends) with

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May 2016

Garden Birdwatch

With Amanda Skull

BIRD FEEDING TIPS 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. Subject of the Month: Feeding The types of food you offer your garden

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May 2016

Important Information for Landlords

With the start of the new financial year now underway, Land-lords need to start planning on how to deal with the many tax changes that start this year and how that will directly affect them says Hannah McCartan MD of Swansea based McCartan Lettings

  The first of the changes to the wear and tear allowance will affect every landlord with a furnished rental property. Wear & Tear Allowances – So what are the changes? From 6th April 2016 the 10% allowance will be

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April 2016

Dig It

With Fulke Andel Gardening advice for the new and not so new gardener

Well it’s time to get motoring with preparing the vegetable gardenfor this year’s crops especially peas and beans. As runner beans are notoriously hungry plants I thought I’d share with you how I prepare my runner bean bed (see all pics right from left

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April 2016

Weird & Wonderful

BAY BUGS with Dr Isabella Brey

Flies by name, related to wasps by nature, but largely vegetarian in their tastes and at the same time considered tasty by many, sawflies truly are some of the strangest insects in Britain. With over 500 resident species they are not uncommon, but many lead

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April 2016

Cats Protection

Homes needed for cats

SWANSEA AND DISTRICT BRANCH OF CATS PROTECTION ALWAYS HAS CATS LOOKING FOR THEIR ‘FOREVER’ HOMES. HERE ARE JUST A FEW PICTURED ON THESE PAGES… Ben is a young male cat about 18 months old, unfortunately the children in the family

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