Oxhill News

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South Warwickshire, England.

The Oxhill News

October 2013

This months News



WOT2Grow Your Community Orchard

Fruit picking has continued unabated and now we are harvesting the wonderful Joan J autumn raspberries, these are a favourite amongst the members for their flavour and size. Water having been in short supply has affected quantities a little but recent showers and soaking rain have helped a lot.

We had a very successful Open Day with cream teas and a record number of people came along to see what we have done including lots of first time visitors to the orchard. The comments were most encouraging as to how lovely the orchard looks and the wonderful views and peaceful environment. Brad, the Scout Leader at Kineton,  opened the sensory garden which was looking truly wonderful! The garden now has a beautiful wooden bench with commemorative sign and some bamboo wind chimes, to add the sound element to the garden.

The extension to the wildflower strip has been planted up. We laid carpet for a few months to weaken and kill off the grass and weeds to give the plug plants a chance to get established. Planting was easy with the subsequent rain giving the plants a chance to get settled in.

There is always work to be done at the orchard apart from picking fruit, the weeds never stop growing, the grass still needs cutting and the bees need looking after. We are lucky to have volunteers who look after so much but we can always do with more help so if you would like to get involved with one or all of the many aspects of running the orchard get in touch

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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Last modified: September 25, 2013