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The Oxhill News

August 2013

This months News



WOT2Grow Your Community Orchard

The glorious summer weather has changed things at the orchard!
The grass isn't growing so fast, the plants need water and the fruit is swelling and beginning to ripen. The wild flower trial strips are a picture, especially the corn field annuals, and have been well worth the experiment so we will be planting more wild flower areas now we know it works well.

The sensory garden has established well and in the space of a few weeks the plants have all grown amazingly. We have watered a little but most of the plants were chosen for their ability to survive dry and warm conditions as well as their sensory properties. We just await the bench, bamboo wind chimes and mosaic that the Scout Group will install.

Two bee hives have been set up using nucleus colonies we purchased. There are lots of bees with the “red” queen and the “white” queen so we hope for some honey this year. The bee team are meeting regularly to ensure we keep them happy!
The waterless toilet is on site and just needs the internal fittings installed. We will then erect some trellis fencing so we can grow climbing plants around the entrance.

On Sunday Sept 1st from 2:00pm we will be having a “Cream Teas “ Open day at the orchard. Come and enjoy an afternoon tea, see the varieties of fruit we are growing and enjoy the beauty of the orchard.

So much is going on and we welcome everyone to come and help with the many aspects of the orchard – just contact one of the team listed below for details of sessions at the orchard. Or just come and take a look!

Come and join us in all these great activities!!!

See us at www.wot2grow.co.uk

If you would like more details please contact one of the following who are coordinating 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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