Articles in Category : Home & Garden

October 2015

Family History

With Charles Wilson-Walkins

Family History CHARLES WILSON-WATKINS is a researcher and family historian. This month’s article will help those who want to find further information on military service papers. If you need help in tracing your family history, do get in touch with

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October 2015

BAY Bugs

with Dr Isabella Brey

SPHEKSOPHOBIA The approach of a wasp’s ominous buzz along with a glimpse of its black and yellow warning colours are more than enough to make the spheksophobics among us hyperventilate and break out in a cold sweat. Even without an

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October 2015

DIG IT

with Fulke Andel

DIG IT Gardening Advice for the NEW (and not so new) Gardener Well, the final throes of summer didn’t amount to much. The rain gave my arch enemies the conditions they needed to chomp their way through whatever bedding plants

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October 2015

Swansea Cats Protection

THE WINNERS OF THE 2016 SWANSEA CATS PROTECTION CALENDAR COMPETITION

THE WINNERS OF THE 2016 SWANSEA CATS PROTECTION CALENDAR COMPETITION Thank you to everyone for making the 2016 SWANSEA CATS PROTECTION CALENDAR COMPETITION a massive success with well over 300 entries.  It was very, very difficult to choose just 12 winners

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Buying Art – Ocotober 2015

DAVID AND ALEXANDRA ROE, DIRECTORS OF SWANSEA’S ATTIC GALLERY, OFFER SOME EXPERT ADVICE

Buying Art  Where to buy art. Pitfalls to avoid COLLECTING ART CAN NOT ONLY ENHANCE YOUR HOME BUT BE A HUGELY ENRICHING HOBBY. HOWEVER, IT CAN BE HARD TO KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN. DAVID AND ALEXANDRA ROE, DIRECTORS OF SWANSEA’S

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October 2015

Garden BirdWatch

 with Amanda Skull

BIRD OF THE MONTH FOR OCTOBER: COAL TIT Welcome to this month’s Bird Watch. I’m one of two volunteer Ambassadors for theBritish Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Garden BirdWatch scheme in South Wales. Each month I introduce you to a bird or

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September 2015

WHY BUY ART?

With DAVID ROE, DIRECTOR OF SWANSEA’S ATTIC GALLERY

WHY BUY ART? DAVID ROE, DIRECTOR OF SWANSEA’S ATTIC GALLERY, SAYS THAT A WALL WITHOUT PICTURES IS LIKE A BOOKCASE WITHOUT BOOKS. HERE HE EXPLAINS THE VALUE OF COLLECTING ART Picture this: you are redecorating your home, or have bought

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September 2015

SPOTLIGHT ON LETTINGS

Advises lettings expert Hannah McCartan, McCartan Lettings, Killay

SPOTLIGHT ON LETTINGS Rent Smart Wales launches ahead of Landlord Licensing in October Advises lettings expert Hannah McCartan, McCartan Lettings, Killay ‘RENT SMART WALES’ HAS NOW BEEN LAUNCHED BY HOUSING MINISTER LESLEY GRIFFITHS AHEAD OF THE HOUSING (WALES) ACT 2014

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September 2015

BAY Bugs

 with Dr Isabella Brey

The best of bugs The word ‘bug’ usually brings to mind one of four things: a recent unspeakable disease and the evil microorganism that caused it, an annoying problem that is slowing down the laptop, a secret service listening device,

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September 2015

DIG IT

with Fulke Andel

Gardening Advice for the NEW (and not so new) Gardener During September, there’s not as much to do in the flower garden, other than dead-heading and weeding. However, if you have a fruit or vege-table patch, you should be busy

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September 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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August 2015

DIG-IT

with Fulke Andel

DIG-IT  Gardening advice for the new (and not so new) gardener Well, at the time of writing (mid July), the weather has been dreadful – so much for July being a hot and balmy month! My poor bedding plants looked

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August 2015

ARE YOU A LANDLORD?

With  Hannah McCartan McCartan Lettings, Killay

ARE YOU A LANDLORD? Be aware of imminent changes to lettings legislation says Hannah McCartan McCartan Lettings, Killay THE LEGISLATION – THE HOUSING (WALES) ACT 2014 – gained Royal Assent last September and is due to come into effect this October. It

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August 2015

Bug of the Month

With Isabela Brey's

Hoverflies – The Great Pretenders It is a sunny summer’s day and you are walking along a scenic path fringed with wild flowers. Suddenly a black and yellow insect flies up from a flower and hovers on the spot, right

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