Dunes at Pembrey 4 The undergrowth below one group of pine trees planted on the dunes in Pembrey Forest near Llanelli in Carmarthenshire was extremely varied and beautiful. The Forestry Commission planted the trees here between 1929 and 1954 as part of a programme to replace woods cut down to supply timber for the two World Wars. I am not sure to what extent the forest floor may have been deliberately planted or whether the vegetation colonised naturally. At one point along the path, there is a large stand of honeysuckle which was in full fragrant bloom at the time of my visit on 17 July 2021. I loved the way that the free-roaming flowering foliage contrasted with the regimented columns of the pine tree trunks.

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