Articles in Category : Home & Garden

March 2016

Special Homes Needed for Special Cats

Swansea and District Branch of Cats Protection is appealing for owners to adopt one of their special cats in the charity's care this winter

We have many loving cats requiring a home but we are having great difficulty in finding new owners for some of our older and problem cats. At the moment we are looking for homes for two FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus)

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March 2016

Garden Birdwatch

With Amanda Skull

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

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March 2016

Dig It

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

Let’s hope we’ve seen the last of the heavy rain. It strikes me that ever since the Met Office started naming the storms, they’ve become more productive. Perhaps we should petition them to go back to having anonymous storms! I

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March 2016

Bay Bugs

With Dr Isabella Brey

Going it alone Bees are among the first insects that can be seen out and about again in spring. But only some of the bees happily buzzing around the cheerful spring flowers are our carefully tended and pampered honeybees, which

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March 2016

The New Welsh Landlord Licensing Scheme

By Hannah McCartan, MD of Swansea based McCartan Lettings who offers advice to landlords on the new Welsh Landlord Licensing Scheme

What is the New Welsh Landlord Licensing Scheme and Does It Apply to Me? The New Landlord Licensing Scheme, known in the region as Rent Smart Wales, is legislation introduced at the end of 2015 to improve the image and

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March 2016

Bay Interiors

Chantele Cross-Jones looks at inspired looks for nurseries

COOL NURSERY THEMES Designing and decorating the nursery is one of the most fun things you can do on the lead up to your little one’s arrival. You may decide to go down the simple route and pick up all

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February 2016

Dig It with Fulke Andel

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

Now, that was definitely a wet couple of months! The high winds and torrential rain has caused havoc in my garden, with fence posts snapped and long established fruit trees loosened in the ground. One of my plastic cloches took

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February 2016

Heralds of Spring

With Dr Isabella Brey

  BAY Bugs with Dr Isabella Brey   After months of seemingly never-ending darkness, rain and gales, few things are better at lifting the spirits than catching sight of the first butterfly of the year. Many times the source of

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Winter 2015

BAY Bugs

with Dr Isabella Brey

Ground Jewels with Dr Isabella Brey The evolutionary biologist J.B.S. Haldane famously remarked that ‘God – if he exists – must have an inordinate fondness for beetles’. And indeed, one third of all the animal species in the world are

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Winter 2015

Spotlight on Lettings

with Hannah McCartan 

Rent Smart Wales Launch Date Confirmed THE OFFICIAL DATE FOR THE LAUNCH OF RENT SMART WALES HAS NOW BEEN CONFIRMED AS THE 23RD NOVEMBER 2015. RENT SMART WALES IS THE NAME FOR THE NEW REGISTRATION AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS UNDER PART 1 OF

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Winter 2015

GARDEN BIRDWATCH

with Amanda Skull

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 animal that you might see

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Winter 2015

DIG IT

with Fulke Andal

Gardening advice for the New (and not so new) gardener Well, October provided us with a nice dry spell, which allowed me to get ahead of myself with the autumnal chores. Borders have been tidied and I’ve made a start

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Winter 2015

Swansea Cats Protection

with Swansea Cats Protection

CATS PROTECTION Cutting the cost of kitty Britain is renowned as a nation of animal-lovers but, in these cash-strapped times, there are fears this could change as households tighten the purse strings to cope with the credit crunch. General costs

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