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South Warwickshire, England.

The Oxhill News

June 2014

This months News



WOT2Grow - Your Community Orchard

The blossom keeps coming and we look forward to getting a few fruits from the apples, apricots, damsons, quince, medlar and cherries. We still need to restrict the number of fruit as the trees are young.

After a really wet winter the sensory garden is flourishing and the ground covering is hardly visible! As the soil is free draining it suits the herbs and plants and they are loving it so we will have even more nectar for the bees and butterflies later in the year.

The work keeps going and we are slowly finishing the weeding and feeding of all the plants at the orchard, it is a big task but we are getting there. We have set up a nettle butt where we place nettles in a bag suspended in a water butt which will provide an organic feed during the summer in addition to the comfrey butt. There are lots of plants on site to keep both of them going!

The new sign for the orchard is installed in the hedge line by the main gate on the Shenington Road. It looks very good and we are grateful to all involved in the installation.

The Bee Team have harvested the first lot of honey from our bees which will be distributed amongst the members! A good thing to celebrate.

We are very lucky that the Tysoe Marionette Group are giving two performances, in aid of the orchard,  of their amazing SURREALISTIC  PETER and the WOLF at the Barn Theatre in Tysoe. They are on Saturday June 7th at 1:30 and 3:30 tickets available from Sue(01295 688080) or Julia(01608 686776).

If you would like to join us/ find out more do come along to one of our sessions on a Wednesday at 10:00 and a Sunday at 2:00 or contact one of the team listed at www.wot2grow.co.uk

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