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The Oxhill News

June 2013

This months News



WOT2Grow Your Community Orchard

What a difference a month makes!! We have had such changeable weather that the poor plants haven't known if it was winter, spring or summer! Despite this we have been working at the orchard and made great progress on weeding, feeding and mulching. Members have taken time off from their gardens to work at the orchard and the results are obvious. We also have a great team of mowers who are doing their best to keep on top of the weeds, especially the dandelions,.

The orchard is looking splendid! All but a couple of trees are in leaf and flower buds are breaking on the early fruit trees, like the Merton Worcester apples, and the cherries have been in flower for a couple of weeks. Our only casualties are from our grafting session early in 2012 we need to practise a bit more!

The Red and white currants are setting fruit and the rest of the soft fruit is growing well so we hope for a great harvest this year.

We are working with the Kineton Scout Group to make a sensory/nectar garden to encourage bees, bumble bees and beneficial pollinators into the area. This is a great initiative and the designs from them are having a major input to the plan. They will also be doing planting and are sowing seeds in preparation, they are doing their bit so why not come along/join us and do your bit!!!

Evening sessions, from 7:00pm, will be held on Wednesdays 12th and 26th June and afternoon sessions, from 2:00pm, on Sundays 9th and 23rd June. The other sessions will be as now at 10:00am on Wednesdays and Sundays.

See us 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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