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Ivy Croft

Ivy Croft

Life, Travel
A garden is a great place to unwind and de-stress, so when in need of a day out this past Wednesday I took a look at the National Garden Scheme ... Read more
Pont Faen House, Knighton

Pont Faen House, Knighton

Life, Travel
On the edge of the Welsh border town of Knighton sits Pont Faen House and its beautiful ¾ acre garden. The owners, Brenda and John, open their garden for the ... Read more
The Garden in July

The Garden in July

Life
Gardens have been very important to many people during lockdown, especially me. Now that lockdown has eased and we can now get out and about, the garden is still important. ... Read more
Lockdown: The Garden After The Rain

Lockdown: The Garden After The Rain

Life
After weeks and weeks of beautiful sunshine during the lockdown, the weather has turned. The sun is hiding behind the clouds and the much-needed rain has come (I just hope ... Read more
Lockdown: In The Garden Again

Lockdown: In The Garden Again

Life
With Wales still in lockdown, where else can I go but the garden? We’ve had a few overcast days and it’s been quite windy, but in general, the sun is ... Read more
Lockdown: In The Garden

Lockdown: In The Garden

Life
With all the limitations that come with social distancing during this tough time, I’ve been limited as to where I can go to take photos. Thankfully, spring is now in ... Read more
Fraithwen

Fraithwen

Life, Travel
We’re coming to the end of the open gardens season now, but I thought I’d share with you a wonderful garden I visited earlier in the summer. Back in July, ... Read more
Bryncelyn

Bryncelyn

Life, Travel
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to visit the garden at Bryncelyn, in the hills above Llanfyllin, Powys. I was there to photograph the garden and do ... Read more
September Bees & Blooms

September Bees & Blooms

Etc, Life
It might be September, but my garden is still teeming with bees (and the odd butterfly) and the flowers are still blooming. One bee I’ve noticed buzzing about is a ... Read more
Blaen-y-Cwm

Blaen-y-Cwm

Life, Travel
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of visiting Blaen-y-Cwm, high up in the hills above Llanbister in Mid Wales. The garden was the only one open for the Powys area of ... Read more
The Old Coach House

The Old Coach House

Life, Travel
Nestled in the Dyfi Valley, The Old Coach House at Aberangell sits next to the river. A peaceful haven surrounded by hills. Last Sunday, the owners kindly shared their garden ... Read more
An afternoon out with the National Garden Scheme

An afternoon out with the National Garden Scheme

Life, Travel
What better to do on a sunny Sunday afternoon in July than wander around a beautiful garden? The National Garden Scheme gives visitors the opportunity to visit over 3,500 private ... Read more
An Afternoon at Erddig

An Afternoon at Erddig

Travel
With the sun finally shining on Friday, I was raring to go and a visit to Erddig was top of the list. Halfway to our destination, I realised I had ... Read more
A Soggy Summer!

A Soggy Summer!

Life
Hello from a wet and windy Wales! After a couple of hot and sunny summers, it’s looking like this one is going to be a wet one. Well, it certainly ... Read more
Petal Power

Petal Power

Life
After a very hot, dry summer, we’ve started getting some much-needed rain showers over the past couple of weeks. It has cooled down a bit now, but the bees are ... Read more