Not too long ago we made a go to to Brecon. This isn’t removed from us, in case anybody was getting carried away in regards to the risk that I might need been travelling once more. It’s in Wales, in the Brecon Beacons, just lately re-christened Bannau Brycheiniog.

We went to see an exhibition of work by David Jones, on the library, museum and artwork gallery (Y Gaer), which seems to be like this from the entrance.

Brecon library

Splendidly dignified and Victorian.

However this from the again:

Brecon library


It’s all very effectively revived and up to date, however up to now, you might be considering, so municipal. What’s fascinating about that?

Nicely, we parked the automotive and had a wander. (I’m teasing you now…)

Statue of Boudica copyright Anne Wareham

Charles, and the gesturing lady is, I imagine, a statue of Boudica and daughters. All clothed you’ll be completely satisfied to notice.

Nicely, what I didn’t count on on this municipal place was this:

Y Gaer copyright Anne Wareham

I believe maybe Calamagrostis × acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ with two persicarias. Mixing the persicarias is sensible.


Y Gaer copyright Anne Wareham

What a deal with! And that is municipal planting. Somebody has performed us proud.

Y Gaer copyright Anne Wareham

Extra combined persicarias.

Planting at Brecon library- Y Gaer copyright Anne Wareham

Y Gaer copyright Anne Wareham

Charles discovered a bench which he instantly wished certainly one of.

Y Gaer copyright Anne Wareham

although there have been a number of and this wasn’t dangerous both

Y Gaer copyright Anne Wareham

Undecided why it’s fairly so huge. A platform for making speeches from?

The library appeared dramatic from right here:

Y Gaer copyright Anne Wareham

And the planting went around the constructing

Charles set to work:

Y Gaer copyright Anne Wareham

Y Gaer

I’m wondering should you’re shocked as a result of that is strange stuff the place you come from? Our municipal efforts normally appear like this:

I don’t know what Brecon’s planting appeared like earlier in the summertime, and these are perennials, so there could possibly be no fast shuffle of crops because the season adjustments. (I hope) Perhaps early summer time was a bit uninteresting?

And there have been deader bits, simply to hearten us gardeners,

Y Gaer copyright Anne Wareham

However not dangerous! It was a 90% delight. And it’s so good to see a townscape complement its context:

Y Gaer copyright Anne Wareham

Congratulations Brecon. And the Wealthy Brothers, I perceive.

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