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March 27 Exciting Times: Llangadog Walk ,Nursery Opening, Rugby! March 27, 2021

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Weather! Such an influence on life! Happily the last weeks have brought some sunshine into our gardens and lives. It’s amazing what can be accomplished when the sun is out: window sills get painted, lawns get mown, plants get planted and time is taken to watching the Canada geese settle into life on our pond with their friends the Mallards and the Moorhens- sounds like a the start of a soap drama!

Watching our regular visitors also takes time!

The mention of chill winds, sleet, dark ominous clouds and heavy rain over the last couple of days will not interfere with the general feeling of relief that spring is here and we are on our way to the easing of lockdown. Just today ‘stay local’ has gone and we have been set loose and we can go anywhere… in Wales…the choice is ours…the rush of blood to the head is overwhelming…so we’ll take it slowly – step by step – and stay in today but tomorrow…tomorrow a return to Aberglasney Gardens! www.aberglasney

Last evening there was a thrilling evening of rugby with Scotland playing some wonderful rugby and Wales winning the Six Nations…all very exciting!

Other exciting news is the opening of a garden nursery just down the road! We called into see all the preparations going on for their opening over Easter. Callers are welcome now and it was such a pleasure to walk round and see all the colourful plants on sale. There will be an onsite cafe too and lots of sitting areas outside to sit in the sun and enjoy your coffee.

A walk around Llangadog in the sunshine was also exciting! We followed the A 4069 road to Llandovery out of the village and took the first road off to the left…it was further than we thought! It only takes a minute in a car!! We followed the road round and came back into the village by the old police station. A lovely walk with splendid views of the Fans.

We were the opposite side of the valley to our house.

A farmer passed us on his quad bike filled with feed. He was going from field to field feeding the sheep. One flock thought we were the farmer and rushed to the fence to see us with lots of baaaing!!

A visit to the hairdressers in Llandovery was another exciting adventure! The town looked very pretty and is just waiting for all the visitors to return ….soon hopefully.

Spring has sprung in the garden and it’s all gone very yellow!

Although there are splashes of ginger!

and splatters of other colours all round!

Last exciting news…we had a stoat in the kitchen!!! After chasing everywhere , up and down walls , behind bookcase it managed to find the back door and freedom! Leaving behind a scene of chaos, a bloody finger. (Jim’s..now on antibiotics and updated tetanus jab booked) …moral of tale…keep your back door closed at all times!!

Spring has arrived happily and excitedly, jabs all being given and gardens blooming for everyone…enjoy the daffs but look forward to tulip time which is just around the corner!

Thank you for reading.


10 Responses to “March 27 Exciting Times: Llangadog Walk ,Nursery Opening, Rugby!”

  1. Hello Marianne,
    A wonderful colourful update, and great to hear that ABG is opening again today. Sadly we’ve just heard from the NGS that MD isn’t allowing NGS gardens to open until April 22nd, which seems another hard to work out decision, but heyho. I see the NBGW was inviting all members to turn up today for a special walk round, so difficult to see how a few timed bookings in the middle of nowhere are viewed as higher risk. Mind you there might always be a stoat lurking in the outbuildings!
    What a palaver and sorry to hear about Jim’s bite – I don’t think we’ve ever got that close to a stoat before! Hope he’s back to normal asap and enjoy the warmth and sunshine next week,
    best wishes

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    • lletty Says:

      Thank you for reading Julian. Such a shame that the NGS gardens aren’t opening yet…who can tell what MD is thinking! Jim is now taking the antibiotics and feeling absolutely fine! Our room is getting back to normal after a we had to remove all the books from a bookcase.. gave me a chance to dust them!! It looks as though we are going to be blessed with more sunshine next week…that will bring visitors out and children too..think we’ll stay in for a bit longer!!

      Best wishes Marianne

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  2. tootlepedal Says:

    “A stoat in the kitchen” sounds like a very good title for short story but I daresay that it was a lot less fun in real life. Mrs T found two fighting blackbirds in our boiler room recently whihc gave he a bit of a shock. Lovely pictures in today’s post and the thought of a garden centre just down the road must bring keen anticipation. I hope that your easing of the restrictions goes well and everyone is sensible.

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    • lletty Says:

      Thank you for reading. The roads have been busier here the last days but the wind and rain today has kept everyone indoors again…thank goodness! However, the speed cameras were out already…they don’t miss a trick!
      The plants in the new nursery looked very tempting and I’m sure it won’t be long before I find a space for a new flower or two!
      The stoat did give us rather a shock and we have been very careful to close the back door now. I can just imagine the feathers flying with the blackbirds fighting and the noise!


  3. Marie Evans Says:

    So very exciting and interesting news. Sorry to hear about Jim and his encounter with the stoat. Glad it all ended well

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