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South Warwickshire, England.

The Oxhill News

August 2014

This months News



WOT2Grow - Your Community Orchard

The picking season has started early this year, almost 4 weeks earlier than last year, and after just over two weeks we have picked an enormous amount of summer raspberries and some gooseberries. The weather has been good and the fruit seems to ripen before your eyes! Members are benefiting already from the harvest as are the care homes, elderly and infirm in the area.

The bees are doing well and we have our third hive installed. A swarm was spotted on the fence next to the sensory garden and it was successfully captured along with the queen. They have settled in well and are now off foraging!

The “Wellies and Watering” picnic was a great success! Hot and sunny so just perfect for sloshing lots of water round the trees, then the fun of picking some raspberries and having lots of cake and sandwiches washed down with squash.  Great to use our own honey and jam in the sandwiches!

We sowed poppy seed earlier in the year to create a strip of flowers to commemorate World War I and all who took part. They started to flower a bit earlier than hoped but will continue for some time and the effect has been beautiful.

We will be having our annual Open Sunday with Cream Teas on Sunday September 14th from 2:00pm and the Apple Day on Saturday October 11th from  1:30pm so put these dates in your diary. The orchard is looking wonderful as the trees are growing well and beginning to look like proper fruit trees! Come along and see what the volunteers have done at your orchard.

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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