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South Warwickshire, England.

The Oxhill News

October 2012

This months News

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WOT2Grow Community Orchard

The highlight for August was the master Class in summer pruning from our consultant John Edgeley. As always a fascinating insight into the different ways of pruning and how to get the best framework on the canes for next year's  harvest. We also found a great way to tie in the raspberry canes using a continuous piece of twine! Having cut out the old fruiting canes on the summer raspberries attention has now turned to harvesting the autumn raspberries.

The Open Afternoon with Cream Teas was a great success with lots of people coming to see the orchard and buying from the cake stall! Many were amazed as they had not realised the size and extent of the orchard or how many trees have been planted. Also the fact that it is a wonderful site and a great place to have a picnic or just walk around in peace and quiet!

On the Bee front unfortunately the smaller of our two swarms of bees has departed for pastures new but we still have the bees in the other hive however they don't have a lot of food so we will need to feed them. Hopefully they will make it through the winter but we will be checking them regularly starting on Sunday 23rd September at 2pm so if you are interested in bees do come along and see what is happening.

We are still having twice weekly sessions, usually Wednesday morning from 10:00 and Sunday afternoon from 2:00, so do come along 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 co-ordinating 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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