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March 20 Aberglasney Magnolias and Llansadwrn Walk March 20, 2022

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I know, I know I’m always going on about Aberglasney gardens but they really are special and at the moment their magnolias are in full bloom. Not only that but it has stopped raining and the sun has come out too!

Sadly it was still raining when I went on our Walking Well Walk around our village Llansadwrn. The rain and cold, however, didn’t stop a number of walkers plus their four footed friends from turning up. We all set off down the Roman Road in the village in high spirits which actually didn’t wane at all even though we got very wet and muddy! It stopped raining…a bit …by the time we had completed the circular walk and found ourselves back in the Reading Room enjoying a chat and drinking coffee. Thank you Sue for your first walk as our leader.

The weather plays a huge part of what happens in life and with the sun arriving quite unexpectedly spring has gone into fast forward!

The bees were seen flying from under our roof tiles ( they’ve been there now for years and years and like it so much they are staying!!!). They lined up on the watering can to have a refreshing drink! The mallards have settled in on the pond and like resting on the bale of barley straw. The straw is supposed to help clear the pond of weed…it doesn’t work! The Canada geese have a battle every morning with their youngsters from last year! Of course the rain and now the sunshine has made the grass grow so lawns need mowing. The Pond Field also needed a quick grass trim but carefully not too severe so all the dandelions and celandines can flower.

Continuing from my last post: photos from my garden are all yellow and blue flowers as I think about everyone in Ukraine.

Back in Aberglasney everything is in the pink!

The first day of spring in the UK astronomically occurs on the vernal equinox, 20 March 2022. TODAY! Hooray!

The clocks will go forward next Sunday, for Daylight Saving Time, Sunday March 27. Let’s hope the sunshine stays and everyone can enjoy the yellow and blues of Spring in peace.

Thank you for reading.


10 Responses to “March 20 Aberglasney Magnolias and Llansadwrn Walk”

  1. tootlepedal Says:

    Your garden is looking lovely, a feast for the eyes and balm to the spirit in this troubling time.

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    • lletty Says:

      Thank you for reading. The garden is my retreat and I get a great deal of pleasure just walking around and opening my eyes to all it has to offer. You help showing me all the wonders you find on your walks and in your garden. We are both fortunate.


  2. Hello Marianne,
    Wonderful spring photos – Oh how fortunate we are to live in such a wonderful part of the world, and thanks for sharing these images with everyone. Good (????) to see “your” honeybees are hanging on in there! And drinking from a metal watering can. I’m assuimng it’s just water you have in there??
    Best wishes

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    • lletty Says:

      Thank you for reading Julian. The bees are drinking Iron Bru! They need the energy and stamina to fly away from me when I am chasing and cursing them around the house and garden!! I’m pleased you enjoyed the photos. I was stunned into silence ….very unusual for me(!) when I saw the magnificence of the ABG magnolias. They were just perfect and showing their best against the blue sunny sky. I’ve just seen you’ve posted too. I’ll go and have a read now!
      We had an oil delivery today…thank goodness…hope you have fuel. At least the days are warming up so no heating needed. Strange times. Best wishes to you both.

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      • Thanks Marianne… Iron Bru eh? You could always record/report your colony – there are now sites looking to try to record where “wild bees” are – it sounds like yours are really well adapted – or at least your loft space is clearly to their liking! At least this year, the typical sunny dry weather at the end of March is so far largely frost free, so the Magnolias should last really well.
        We have a mix of home source wood and wood pellets, which very strangely so far haven’t increased in price at all for the last 12 months – don’t think that’ll last though, will it?
        Best wishes


  3. lletty Says:

    Thank you Julian. Let’s hope there’s no increase in cost for your wood pellets. It’s wonderful having this warm weather to enjoy the garden and get some of the outside jobs completed. Just seen the forecast for the next weeks and it may turn colder again soon! Best wishes.


  4. Lovely to see those first signs of Spring! It will be a while before we can enjoy such beautiful flowers in the garden. We have had plenty of rain, though, and signs of life are starting to appear.

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    • lletty Says:

      Thank you for reading Sue. We are enjoying a spell of ‘proper’ Spring weather! It’s been glorious with the daffodils and all the other spring flowers enjoying the sunshine as much as me! We’ve had temperatures of 18-19C which is unexpected for this time of year. However, I’ve just seen next weeks forecast and it’s back to 7C and wintry…so I’m not taking off my thermal vest just yet! Do you remember the quote….” Don’t cast a clout until May is out!”
      We could do with a drop of your rain though as it’s very dry here! Good to read that spring is slowly coming into your garden it’s something to cheer everyone up.

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