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The Oxhill News

January 2013

This months News



WOT2Grow Community Orchard

Finally the weather has put paid to the raspberry harvest! The last  picking was at the end of November and completed a magnificent harvest of 160kg of fruit. The weather obviously played a part as it was so wet and we did not have to water but as half the canes were first year plantings we hope to have even more next summer.

The AGM was held in November and was well attended by members and supporters. We had a change of chairman as Derek Harbour wished to stand down and Mike Sanderson has taken his place. Also Pam Bennett agreed to become a member of the team that oversees and co-ordinates the day to day activities at the orchard.

The orchard has yet again been transformed! On a beautiful sunny but cold Saturday in early December an amazing 96 trees were planted by seventeen enthusiastic members and supporters. It was a fantastic turnout and having previously dug all the holes the actual planting was much quicker this year. Following an excellent demonstration by John Edgeley of all the stages in tree planting, which we captured on video, a production line was started to root prune, top prune and soak the tree roots prior to teams actually planting.  We actually used the water stored in the butts for the first time this year! This completes the planned tree planting at the orchard but we have plans for all sorts of other things at the orchard.

John Edgeley will also be with us on Saturday 9th February to teach us about pruning all the trees, canes and bushes. This really is a not to be missed event for anyone unsure about caring for the fruit in their own gardens. Everyone is welcome to come along to these sessions and learn from a real expert who is a fantastic teacher. Look out for posters giving details.

 A Happy New Year to everyone from the Directors and Team at your Community Orchard!!

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

Find us off the Shenington Road behind the allotments entrance gates at the far end of the allotments.

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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