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The Oxhill News

February 2013

This months News



WOT2Grow Community Orchard

The winter has been mild so far with lots of rain and very little frost and no snow. This has allowed us to get down to the orchard and put up the protection for the peaches and nectarines we planted in December! We will be fan training them along the post and wire system we have built and in order to prevent peach leaf curl we have put polythene “tents” over the new trees to stop the rain from splashing spores on to the trees. This involved reinforced polythene, golf balls and beautiful tent pegs hand made from ash wood!

This protection is needed from December to April.

John Edgeley will be with us on Saturday 9th February at 10:00am to teach us about pruning all the trees, especially those planted last year. This really is a not to be missed event for anyone unsure about caring for the fruit in their own gardens.  John joins us again on Wednesday 20th February at 10:00am to continue the pruning of the canes and fruit bushes. 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.

The “car park” is pretty much under water after all the rain but we do have a new pedestrian gate giving access from the footpath at the west side of the orchard. Good news for those who walk to the orchard from the village!

There are still plenty of things to be done at the orchard and we welcome new members as well as anyone who wants to come and help. Just get in touch with one of the team, details below.

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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Last modified: February 09, 2013