Articles in Category : Home & Garden

September 2017

Autumn Blues

Bug of the month with Dr Isabella Brey

Just as the days are starting to grow shorter, the bright colours of summer fade, and the melancholy of autumn is looming on the horizon, a new generation of delightful fluttering jewels bursts upon the scene, allowing us to hang

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September 2017

Outdoor Security Lighting

As the evenings begin to draw in, Paul Thomas of Door Décor and More, looks at the benefits of installing outdoor lighting.

Your family and home are precious to you, and looking after both during the night hours can be easier if you have installed outdoor security lighting. Firstly you should consider your needs before making your purchase – for example, do

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September 2017

Dig it

Gardening advice for the new (and not so new) gardener. Written By Fulke Andel

FRONT COVER FEATURE Meet the Bay team Throughout 2017 the Bay’s front covers feature one of our contributors, each cover illustrated by our in-house designer/illustrator Simon Williams. This month it’s the turn of our gardening expert and international man of

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August 2017

Second Shop Opening

Cats Protection Swansea

Swansea and District branch of Cats Protection is opening a second charity shop to boost much needed funds. We are very excited that we have managed to acquire a prestigious location in Mumbles near the new Oyster Wharf development. The

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August 2017

Dig it

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

Now it’s that time of year; you’ve worked hard for months, so the most important thing to do during August is to enjoy your garden; (weather permitting!) heady scents, glorious colours, an abundance of fruits and vegetables and hopefully more

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August 2017

Variable Virtuosos

Bay Bugs with Dr Isabella Brey

With only 14 native species of crickets and bush-crickets, one would not expect there to be a particularly wide range of looks and habits, but as it happens these elegant relatives of the more familiar grasshoppers come in all shapes

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August 2017

Hard as Nails

Branching Out with Dr Isabella Brey

With wood that blunts chainsaws faster than that of any other tree, the ability to thrive even in heavy shade and immense powers of regeneration, the hornbeam used to be an important part of our lives for centuries, yet nowadays

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July 2017

Robberflies

Bay Bugs with Dr Isabella Brey

FLIES – their buzzing drives us crazy, they insist on walking all over our food and like to lay their eggs in very unsavoury places. Their relations the horseflies are out for our blood. It is fair to say that

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July 2017

Dig it – with Fulke Andel

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

Torrential rain and high winds constituted the bulk of the notable weather during June, let’s hope that July provides us with the good summer weather that our gardens are crying out for. Deadhead plants regularly to keep them looking good,

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July 2017

60,000 Euro Weed

Branching Out with Dr Isabella Brey

Sycamores are so familiar, grow so well in our climate and seed so freely that it is easy to forget they are not actually native to Britain. Ever since their introduction they have been divisive, so much so that even

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June 2017

Open Studios Events

With Tim Pegler

A programme of ‘Open Studios’ events to showcase artists and art galleries is scheduled to take place at a range of locations in Mumbles and Gower between 18th and 28th August 2017. Gower is home to a thriving community of

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