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The beeches of Cwm George

Yesterday I feel in love. His name is George, George Wood, and he lives near the charming little village of Dinas Powys, west of Cardiff. 109 more words


What our students have been doing

Debbie Alston’s Derby WEA class were out in woods at Pleasley Derbyshire this week and were able to identify 19 ancient woodland indicator plants during their field trip. 70 more words

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Woodland plants of the Wye valley; Wood-sorrel (Oxalis acetosa)

Wood-sorrel, is not related to the Sorrels called Rumex and looking like miniature dock plants, this sorrel is an Oxalis and has trifoliate leaves like clover (which it is also not related to) 330 more words

Ninewells Wood

Woodland plants of the Wye Valley; Bluebell ( Hyacinthoides non-scripta )

Bluebells used to be Endymion non scripta but now its Hyacinthoides non-scripta! They are probably the most spectacular of our woodland plants, although wild daffodils and Ramsons also pack quite a punch. 431 more words

Ninewells Wood

Woodland flowers of the Wye Valley; Dogs Mercury (Mercurialis perennis)

I noticed that there are some Dogs Mercury plants in flower this week (starting Sunday 22nd of Feb) but they were growing  lower down the hillside close to the river, higher up they still have a way to go. 839 more words

Welsh Woodland

Lower Thames Crossing


Government Lower ‪#‎Thames‬ crossing public exhibitions start Feb 3rd
Full details of ‪#‎Kent‬ ‪#‎Essex‬ consultation dates in Feb/March  here

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If Green is the new Black - Platbos is the new Health Retreat

How often do we read about rejuvenating, reenergising, and restoring our body and mind in stunning looking spas and health retreats? Glossy brochures of wellness centres with pictures of beautiful people wrapped in white, fluffy bathrobes walking through tranquil facilities, offering an array of holistic and sometimes even eccentric treatments that come with big promises and hefty price tickets. 474 more words