I went to the Llandysul Gardening Weekend on Saturday morning. There was a great atmosphere and loads of people there. The stage display was immense, a fairy wood. Pure escapism, brilliant. I went to a talk by Richard Bramley of Farmyard Nurseries about ‘Growing Roses in Wales’. I learnt quite a bit, mainly that I would never grow anything spectacular as I don’t have the time or skills necessary, so I thought that I should keep it simple. I bought 5 rosa rugosa which I planted that very afternoon. These are tough hedging plants with little white flowers. Fingers crossed they survive the poor climate of our north facing slope and me!
The event lasted for three days, and everyone I saw had a smile on their faces. They were interested in their gardening. Many people who came had travelled from quite a distance to be there for example Gloucestershire!
Well done to Llandysul Country Market who saw an opportunity and opened on Saturday at their usual venue of the Spiritualist Centre, I hope that they got some good business from the visiting gardeners. Their normal time of business is Wednesday mornings but I learnt that there is now less trade on a Wednesday since Nat West have stopped opening then, and of course since Llandysul was abandoned by two other banks in the last 12 months. Friday seems a good day as both Nat West and Barclays are open.
Other Llandysul news I learnt on Saturday was that there is a new bus service between Llandysul and Carmarthen ‘41’ and that’s really good news as people will be able to travel more easily into Llandysul.
Also, not such good news Ceredigion County Council will be increasing the price of the car park from 1st April. Not good news for consumers or businesses. These figures are from the Ceredigion County Council website.
Car, Vans and Motorcycles:
Up to 2 hours: current zero from 1st April 40p
Up to 4 hours: current 40p from 1st April 70p
Per Day: current 70p from 1st April £1.20
Cars – 6 monthly ticket: current £70 from 1st April £90
Cars – Annual Ticket: £120 from 1st April £150.
Llandysul website www.llandysul-ponttyweli.co.uk.