Articles in Category : Home & Garden

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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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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