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September 2014

Dahlias at Dyffryn

P1000728We returned to Dyffryn Gardens today, a National Trust property just outside Cardiff. Dyffryn is a beautiful property with stunning walled formal gardens that are stunning at any time of year, well worth a visit.

This autumn the gardeners at Dyffryn have been hard at work planting hundreds of varieties of Dahlias to celebrate the centenary of Reginald Cory’s Dahlia trials, in which he collected over 1,000 species and more than 7,000 plants in all.

Dahlias are a fantastic addition to any garden blooming late into the season and bringing a variety of strong colours and striking flower heads. The thousands of available varieties break down into different categories including Pompom, Orchid, Cactus, Semi Cactus, Giant, Decorative and Collerette.

I’m no expert by any means, but I’ve included a slide show of some of the varieties at Dyffryn this season, next year I’m going back to Dahlias in a big way.

Enjoy the pics.

Live Session on Radio Cardiff 98.7FM

On Wednesday 10th September (which is tomorrow as I write) the Tim Crahart Blues Band will be playing a live session on Radio Cardiff 98.7FM.

We will be appearing on ‘Soul Of The Blues’, presented by Jeremy Rees between 2100-2200.

We are planning to play a couple of our favourite tracks from the first two albums and something special from the forthcoming album ‘Blues Like A Prayer’.

Hope you can join us.

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NATO Summit Flyover pics

Morning all.

I popped up to Beechwood Park this morning, along with half of Newport to watch the NATO flypast.  I intended to take lots of fantastic photos, but photographing planes is hard!

Most of the pics look like blurry UFOs just sneaking into the corner of the shot, but one or two came out passable, so here’s a couple plus a video clip of the Red Arrows.

 

 

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