Oxhill News

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South Warwickshire, England.

The Oxhill News

September 2012

This months News

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WOT2Grow Community Orchard

July was a month of some sunshine and a lot of rain which made working at the orchard a challenge! We continued to attack the weeds and have now got on top of them due to the twice weekly sessions but it is a never ending battle. To lighten the sessions we have also been tying in the new canes which have grown massively due to the conditions and also started harvesting the summer fruit. It is very satisfying to be able to pick the fruit from the little canes we planted last year and certainly makes all the hard work of clearing the rows and planting worth while. We have to record all the fruit that is picked to prove that the orchard is working as predicted in our funding application!

It will be doubly good in a couple of years when we can start to harvest the top fruit from this year's tree planting.

One of the biggest jobs at the orchard is keeping the grass cut and we are very lucky to have a few members who spend a lot  of their time pushing mowers up and down. Their efforts are greatly appreciated especially as it also helps to keep the dandelions at bay!

Do come and join us at one of our sessions, usually Wednesday morning from 10:00 and Sunday afternoon from 2:00, and help or just come and see what we are doing!

Check out your orchard  at www.wot2grow.co.uk

If you would like more details please contact one of the following  who are coordinating the community involvement

Liz Atkinson (680045), Paul Sayer (680451), Derek Harbour (680676), Sue and Mike Sanderson (688080), Graham Collier (680127), Julia Stirman (01608 686776)

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