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South Warwickshire, England.

The Oxhill News

June 2011

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Wot2Grow Community Orchard

April was a very hot month and having planted all the bushes and canes we needed to water to ensure that our efforts were not in vain!  Over two days we managed to pour around 1500 litres of water onto our parched plants.  Many thanks to all who helped out.

The main varieties we have planted are

Autumn rasperberries - Joan J
Summer raspberries - Glen Ample, Tulameen and Octavia
Black currants - Ben Lomond and Ben Connan
Red currants - Rovado
White currants - White Grape
Gooseberry - Invicta (green) and Martlett (red)

We are also very grateful to our mowers who have reduced the grass around the plantings and kept it to a manageable level; David Sewell and Graham Collier have done a fantastic job.

The grass on the rest of the orchard is growing well and should give a good hay crop in the coming weeks.

In order to get the fruit trees we want for planting in the autumn we are finalising the list and placing the orders.  There will be lots to do when we get the trees and we look forward to getting everyone involved in the planting.

See the web site for photos and more - www.wot2grow.co.uk

Please contact one of the team for how to get involved:

Liz Atkinson (680045), Paul Sayer (680451), Derek Harbour (680676), Sue and Mike Sanderson (688080), Graham Collier (680127), Sam Littlewood (688137).

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