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July 4th Llangadog Walk, Aberglasney and Dinefwr Visits July 4, 2022

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Phil had definitely arranged some lovely sunny weather for our Walking Well walk around Llangadog. It was a walk we had completed not too long ago but this time we went in the opposite direction! It’s amazing what you notice when you change direction!

We set off from the Sawdde bridge and crossed over farmland enjoying the views across the meadows and the hills further away.

It was early on in the walk when the Last of the Spring Beer group got together and the chatting began.

After walking through the fields passing a herd of lovely looking cattle and noting some of the wild flowers including convolvulus, mallow and vetch we reached the Common again and returned to our cars before heading to Blossoms Cafe for a well earned chocolate brownie and coffee. Wonder if cubs ever had a cake named after them! Thank you Phil.

One plant we all noted was the Blackthorn with quite an abundance of sloes….we’ll all be back to pick them later!

Sloes

On another sunny day my friend invited me for a walk around Dinefwr. It was sports day for the local school children and their shouts and laughs could be heard from the local rugby field where the sports were taking place. Brings back lots of memories from my teaching days. Good to have memories but so good not to be in charge of children these days!

We walked through the meadow and my friend pointed out all the lovely grasses and their names…which I’ve totally forgotten! We saw Newton House in the distance and passed all the trees with their fruits before spotting the herd of deer in the distance.

We went into Newton House and had a look around the library before sitting down in the cafe to enjoy a coffee. We had the best views around with the window wide open and views across the Capability Brown planned garden with the famous White Cattle enjoying their time in the sunshine. Absolutely lovely. We were serenaded back home by a blackbird singing high up in a tree wrapped by a climbing rose bush.

Of course a post wouldn’t be normal if I didn’t include some photos from a visit to Aberglasney, where the gardens look amazing.

Back home the garden continues to flourish and gets bigger, bolder and brighter with so many flowers competing with one and another and against the weeds too!

My favourite views of the garden with the mown paths through the lawns and the sight of the Carmarthen Fans in the distance.

My favourite tree- wonder who’s inside? Rufus but being camera shy! Thank you Jane.
Dinner time so I’d better go and start the cooking and leave the garden until tomorrow!

Thank you for reading. Hope you have a great Independence Day if you are in the USA and if you are elsewhere hope you have a wonderful day too.

 

5 Responses to “July 4th Llangadog Walk, Aberglasney and Dinefwr Visits”

  1. tootlepedal Says:

    Your garden looks wonderful and you have taken fine pictures of it. I like that fancy nasturtium.

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  2. Two interesting walks, Marianne, with so many things to see. I especially liked the old tree. Aberglasney is looking beautiful, as is your garden. Everything is growing so lush and green.

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    • lletty Says:

      Thank you for reading Sue. How quickly things change in the UK …and I suspect elsewhere too…but the green and lush has now gone to dry and brittle! We have had a few days of very hot weather and as we were short of rain beforehand it really has changed the landscape. Everyone is out watering but keeping an eye on their water meters too! We are fortunate in having a bore hole but one never knows how much water is left down the bore!! Every year I say I’m cutting down on pots….will I ever learn? ! Friday’s walk is to a castle on the top of a hill and the forecast is hot! I’ll need watering too! Thanks again for reading.

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