The Ramblers – pledge your support for our paths

From the Ramblers organisation……  “Walking and connecting with nature is essential for our health and wellbeing, but for too long there has been a lack of investment in the national asset that is our Public Rights of Way network…. We are calling on the Welsh Government to improve access to our path network”.

For further information, and to pledge your support follow one of the two links here.

Update 27th Oct – Japanese Knotweed Treatment in Parkmill/Ilston

Ursula Jones, Communities and Nature Project Officer for Gower AONB has let us know that the current round of treatment of the Japanese knotweed in Parkmill / Ilston Valley is complete.

This should result in reduced regrowth next spring.  The contractors expect to be back in winter to cut the dead canes down in one of the large stands in Ilston Woods.  We will be contacted when this is likely to happen.

Another survey of the regrowth will be conducted between May and July next year and a third round of herbicide treatment is planned for autumn 2023.

Planting for Pollinators

A brand new booklet to planting for pollinators has been released and it is brim-full of great ideas and top tips.

Botanic Garden’s science team has provided expert advice for a booklet detailing some of the top plants for pollinators to guide growers on what to plant throughout the year.

There are also tips on grass cutting, containers, growing from seed, from cuttings, and advice on making new plants using techniques such as layering and division.

You can find out more about the Bee Friendly scheme and download a booklet here:

To download a copy of the booklet, please follow the link below

Planting for Pollinators booklet

Many thanks to the following organisations and people for their support in producing this booklet: Marc Carlton (Wildlife Gardening Forum), Jan Miller (Wildlife Trust Wales), Abi Lowe, Kevin McGinn and Natasha de Vere (National Botanic Garden for Wales), Cath Shellswell (Plantlife), Mark Cleaver (Monmouthshire County Council), Lucy Arnold-Matthews (Newport City Council) and the All Ireland Pollinator Team.

Rachel Carter

Swyddog lleodd lleol ar gyfer Natur

Local Places for Nature Officer

Un Llais Cymru

24c Stryd y Coleg Rhydaman

Sir Gaerfyrddin

SA18 3AF

Ffôn symudol: 07392 803323

Ffôn swyddfa: 01269 595400

[email protected]

One Voice Wales

24c College Street



SA18 3AF

Mobile phone: 07392 803323

Office phone: 01269 595400

[email protected]

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For hard copies please e-mail: [email protected]


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