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The Oxhill News

March 2014

This months News



WOT2Grow Community Orchard

The gales and rain have continued and at the orchard we wonder how much longer we will have to cope with these conditions. The trees, canes and bushes have all survived but need attention which we are having some difficulty in giving. Without the frosts and cold weather all the pests have survived and are just waiting to start their spring attack. Now is the time we are also looking  to feed all the orchard as well as spraying with organic solutions for pests and diseases, but we need some dry days with low wind speeds!!!

We have managed to cut down the seven rows of Autumn raspberry canes and burnt them to ensure we get rid of any virus that might have been on the canes. We have also started to edge the rows to contain the “wandering” canes!!

To ensure we get good fruit we also need to lay matting to prevent saw fly on the gooseberries and currants,  so there is lots to be done that needs no expert knowledge just practical skills. Other tasks are really just like gardening at home so if you would like to be involved we would be delighted to see you.

Help and advice is available if you are not sure of any aspect so why not come along and contribute to your Community Orchard.

If you would like to help do come along to regular working sessions on a Wednesday at 10:00 and a Sunday at 2:00, weather permitting.

Or contact one of the team which you can find at  www.wot2grow.co.uk

There are many lovely photos of the orchard and events on the site so do see what we are doing.

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Last modified: February 26, 2014