Corn and seed

A rare visit out of station to Gregynog

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drawn by a free open day and not knowing what we would find we received unexpected inspiration.  From the Davies Sisters, who “were very aware they owed their wealth to the labours of ordinary Welsh people, and at an early stage came to feel that they had a duty to ‘give something back’.”; the books of the Gregynog Press; and the wonderful mature deciduous woodland.

On the site plan the walled garden

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was labelled “awaiting renovation”, on the ground it was labelled “no right of way” and beyond that sign it was full of young pheasants

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Some seemed interested in coming home with us

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a Golden Boy replacement?

Their wood margins were full of the bee-attracting wild scabius

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of which we have a little which we are trying to encourage

and the beech leaf litter had a wide variety of fungus

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We do have some, including this

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and the old scented roses reminded us there is more to life than vegetables

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Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:

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Meanwhile Spot makes her last journey

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