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The Oxhill News

September 2015

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WOT2Grow - Community Orchard

Things are going pretty well at the orchard despite the variable weather. We are on track producing soft fruit although the summer raspberries are coming to an early end. The stars this year have been the red gooseberries, two delicious varieties, the black currants and the logan and tay berries with all of them producing large quantities of fruit. The autumn raspberries have started but need some rain to get them really producing. A good number of members, and friends, have been coming to our picking sessions and going home with at least one large punnet for their efforts. After the aphid attacks earlier this year a lot of the apples are affected but we do have good fruit on many of the varieties. There are also a few other fruits in tiny quantities - at least we know they will produce!

The big black birds and the badgers have their eyes on our fruit so we have resorted to hanging CDs in the trees which we hope will scare some things away!

We have taken the first harvest of honey from our new hives - only a small amount but delicious! It seems like the bees are happy so long may they remain at the orchard.

CREAM TEAS!

Our annual Open Sunday Afternoon is on September 6th from 2:00 to 4:00pm.

APPLE DAY

Put the 17th September in your diary and come along from 1:30 for apple juicing and refreshments!

If you can give just an hour of your time to help at the orchard we would be delighted to have you come along! It is your community orchard so why not make sure that it continues to provide a wonderful amenity for everyone get some fruit for helping and even more fruit if you become a member!!  Contact one of us

Liz Atkinson (680045), Paul Sayer (680451), Sue and Mike Sanderson (688080)

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