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April 24 Llangadog Walk, Dinefwr Walk, Botanic Garden of Wales, Lampeter, Aberglasney Visit and David Cowdry Art Exhibition April 24, 2022

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It’s my fault I’ve left writing this post for too long and now I’ve too many photos to show!

Walking Well Walk around Llangadog was most enjoyable. It started at The Telegraph Garden Centre and then wound the way across the fields and along the banks of the river.

We tramped onwards through the fields trying to keep a distance away from the ewes and lambs but to no avail as they all ran and scattered everywhere. There always seems to be one lamb left behind!

The path led back across Llangadog Common where we saw two lambs that had been ‘adopted ‘ as they were orphans. Back in the village we crossed over the bridge and headed back to the garden centre, where we all enjoyed a coffee and cake! Thank you Phil for a most interesting and enjoyable walk.

One of the ‘Last of the Spring Beer ‘ group missing today!

A short drive away is the lovely town of Lampeter. There’s a university there, a Sainsbury’s , numerous lovely shops, some excellent cafes and best of all a Welsh Quilt Centre with beautiful quilts for sale and a museum to visit too.

A nearer drive is to Llandovery which again has great cafes, lovely shops and a colourful square.

I had a grand day visiting the Botanic Garden of Wales with a bestie friend! We enjoyed walking over the Waun Las Nature Reserve checking on trees and looking back on to the Great Glasshouse below. The gardens looked amazing with all the spring flowers and the woodlands carpeted with bluebells.

The latest Walking Well Walk was a walk led by Pam around Dinefwr. The stunning scenery of the castle and Newton House is further enhanced at this time of the year by the masses of bluebells in Dinefwr Woods. It was a delight to walk up the hill passing banks of primroses towards the castle and then through the woods which were as blue as blue with the bells! ( Photos don’t do them justice!!)

We walked back through the woods and over the fields filled with ewes and lambs and saw the white cattle , which Dinefwr is famous for, in the distance. A hot chocolate and chocolate cake in the cafe warmed up the soul after the walk as it was a very chilly wind that blew us back to the cars! Thank you Pam for a wonderful walk.

Three ‘Last of the Spring Beer ‘ group back today!

Today, a visit to Aberglasney ends the week on a high note! The sun was shining, the wind wasn’t so chilly and David Cowdry has an exhibition on in the mansion.

A quick look into the Ninfarium to see the pretty orchids that are flowering in all spaces on the walls, in the old fireplaces and on the old windowsills!

Outside in the gardens the borders are full of beautiful spring flowers and the Malus Arbour is a sight not to miss: from Aberglasney website: Aberglasney’s Malus sargentii Arbour is one of the Gardens most striking features when in full flower. This stunning Crab Apple from Mororan in Japan is situated in Aberglasney’s Lower Walled Garden and is a wonderful sight when it is alive with bees and hums like some kind of natural electric motor. The single white flowers are followed by small cherry-like fruits, which last well into the autumn.

The icing on the cake was seeing David Cowdry’s exhibition. His paintings are amazing!

Back home the garden is getting a mind of its own already! The grass needs mowing, the weeds are growing but everywhere looks colourful, bright and full of spring!

My thoughts are still with the people of Ukraine, wherever they are.

Thank you for reading.

 

7 Responses to “April 24 Llangadog Walk, Dinefwr Walk, Botanic Garden of Wales, Lampeter, Aberglasney Visit and David Cowdry Art Exhibition”

  1. tootlepedal Says:

    Too many lovely things in this post to enjoy to make picking out one or two a good idea but i really enjoyed your set of pictures from the botanic gardens. Your garden is looking good.

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    • lletty Says:

      Thank you for reading. I don’t want to write too many posts but I end up having far too many photos that I want to share! I shall have to stop visiting all these lovely places around here! The Botanic Garden has so much to offer and so much to see I could write a post every day about it and nor include everything! I had to water the garden today as plants were wilting! The weather is very strange ! Whatever happened to April showers?

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      • tootlepedal Says:

        Whatever happened to April showers indeed! Dry springs are becoming the norm here. I share your problem about taking too many pictures even with a daily post. I keep on promising myself to be more selective in what I publish but I never manage to keep my word.

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  2. ThingsHelenLoves Says:

    So many pretty things in one post. The Welsh quilts are beautiful!

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  3. Another super interesting post, Marianne! And fantastic pictures! I love the places that you visit. They all look so charming and just the kind of locations that I would visit if I had the chance. And your garden is looking beautiful.

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    • lletty Says:

      Thank you for reading Sue. I would love to take you around some of our local spots- we seem to enjoy similar things! With the cost of petrol rising on a weekly basis these days staying local is even more important! Luckily the garden seems to look after itself these days as I turn my back on weeding etc and let nature take over over a bit more. I’m saying that now but when the nettles arrive I’ll be out there with my trowel to dig them up! The wildlife has definitely increased in the garden since I went ‘natural’…. a hedgehog visits weekly and field mice abound! I love my night time camera too!

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