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Go behind-the-scenes at Colby Woodland Garden in Pembrokeshire and learn more about what it takes to keep our gardens special for everyone to enjoy.

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This blog is written by Geraint Hughes and Christine Bevan, Colby Woodland gardeners Geraint Hughes and Christine Bevan Colby Woodland gardeners
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Follow our blog, as gardeners Geraint Hughes and Christine Bevan share a monthly insight into the work taking place in the gardens and the seasonal sights and scents.

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16 Aug 2019

August 2019 at Colby Woodland Garden


Published: 16 August 2019

August is a strange month in the garden. It’s somewhere between summer and autumn – the Welsh name for July, Gorffennaf, literally translates as “end of summer”. The early mornings have that smell, the feeling that change is in the air and that is reflected in the garden.

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15 Jul 2019

July 2019 at Colby Woodland Garden


Published: 15 July 2019

July is very much a month of keeping on top of the weeding alongside lots of deadheading flowers. This is simply done by pinching or cutting the faded blooms from the flower heads just above the first set of full healthy leaves. Not only do the spent flowers spoil the appearance of a border, regular deadheading directs energy into stronger growth and encourages more flowers.

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17 Jun 2019

June 2019: Creating the skyglade at Colby


Published: 17 June 2019

Gardener Geraint Hughes puts the spotlight on what the team have been working on at Colby Woodland Garden this June, from tackling invasive species to creating a skyglade.

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