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The Oxhill News

April 2013

This months News



WOT2Grow Community Orchard

Spring is trying to happen but we are all feeling the effects of a bitterly cold snowy blast in March and not least the plants at the orchard! Having been lured into growth most things are now waiting for a bit more warmth before bursting forth. The exception is the autumn raspberries which are showing strong shoots and brave little leaves.

We had another wonderful teaching session with John Edgeley on February 20th when we pruned the bushes and canes. It was a freezing day and hands were soon having difficulty, tying prickly gooseberries to a cane to fan train them was a challenge. We have captured the session on video so have a reference series building up.

Despite the cold the weeds are growing and now is the best time to get them out of the ground, the soil is just right to make it easy to remove them although some of the dandelions are a bit deep! We will also be feeding the plants and trees and adding mulch to help conserve the moisture in the soil. There's lots to be done at the orchard and we welcome all members as well as anyone else who wants to come and help.

Regular sessions at 10:00 on Wednesday and Sunday each week are now running, just get in touch with one of the team, details below, or turn up! 

If an evening session would be more convenient do let us now.

Entrance gates at the far end of the allotments and now off the footpath! Please park in the road as the “car park” is very wet.

Check it out 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), Sue and Mike Sanderson (688080), Graham Collier (680127), Julia Stirman (01608 686776), Pam Bennett (01608 685606)

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Last modified: March 28, 2013