Ty Olaf Elan Valley
Ty Olaf Elan Valley
Ty Olaf Elan Valley

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Ty Olaf, 11 Elan Village
Rhayader, Powys LD6 5HP

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  • Creeping Buttercups stifled our strawberries!

    A principle idea of permaculture and no-dig gardening is to develop ground cover.   Uncovered soil attracts unwanted weeds , allows the soil to dry out, and is not contributing to the Eco-system.  In accepting this principle I was prepared to accept some degree of what some would think of as weeds.  For example I tolerate […]
  • Hint for a drizzly Bank Holiday

    There seems to be a tradition forming in the UK.  The week before a Bank Holiday has glorious weather, as they say the sun is cracking the flags, right up until the start of the weekend when it goes completely down the drain!  Well here’s a hint for a drizzly Bank Holiday, just put the […]
  • Hoping for dolphins, porpoises or seals

    Frequent visitors Neil and Barbara were here in early May.  A characteristic of their stays is that they travel widely, always attracted to bird reserves, and wildlife resources.  They went on one of their favourite trips, to Llangrannog.  They came back very excited, and no wonder! As they walked along the cliffs they spotted gannets […]
  • An art day at Ty Olaf, a race in election time

    It was busy in our corner of the Elan Valley today!  First thing this morning some of the shepherds started gathering the sheep. By nine o’clock people had started to park cars on the grass opposite the house and unload gear, a large gazebo, chairs, water containers, back packs.  All very puzzling, but it turned […]
  • New visitor

    We had just returned from shopping when Maggie spotted this tiny visitor sitting motionless on our patio. My first thought was that it was dead, but its little eyes were taking everything in.  It was the size of one of the larch pine cones that fall into our garden from the stand of larches alongside […]