Wales is a country with a maritime climate and can often have a massive variation in weather from one area to the next. It sees more rain and less sunshine than England, however, is generally warmer and enjoys more sunshine hours than Scotland or Northern Ireland.
Within Wales, there are six main types of soil that can be found – chalky, clay, peaty, loamy, sandy and silty. Gardeners must test their soil to find out what type it is to ensure they plant things that will be able to survive in whatever soil type exists on their property.
Chafer grubs are commonly found in lawns in Wales and if the grubs are found in turf they are likely to damage lawn roots. The damage to lawns will be most obvious between autumn and spring as this is when the grubs reach maturity.
There are some gorgeous public gardens to visit throughout Wales. This includes the gardens at Chirk Castle, Plas Newydd, Erddig Wrexham, Bodnant Garden Conwy, and the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire. The Botanic Gardens feature the world’s largest single-span glasshouse at 110 metres long and 60 metres wide and are home to wealth of botanic research and conservation.