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The Oxhill News

October 2015

This months News



WOT2Grow - Community Orchard

The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is upon us! Autumn seems to have come early after a cool summer but the trees have enjoyed this and we have a good crop of apples on our small trees. All the fruit is distributed amongst the members, who pay a fee each year to support the orchard and its running costs, and the elderly and infirm in the area.

The raspberries have suffered a bit from lack of water and the cool temperatures but we have still produced a large amount along with great crops of gooseberries, logan berries, tay berries and black, red and white currants! 

Our CDs seem to be working as there is only a little evidence of bird damage on the apples! But we have had fruit taken by animals, badgers and other mammals.

Some of the bees have succumbed to wasp attacks and we have lost two hives but the third is holding its own! They are receiving lots of attention so we can get them through the attack and the coming winter.

The Open Day was great and the sun shone on us all afternoon! Thank you to all who contributed and came along as it is a fund raiser to support the running of the orchard.

Apple Day

Sunday 17th October from 1:30 to 4:30 for apple juicing and refreshments and a stall for cakes and apple produce.

We will have a mix of apples so do bring some along which will produce a great juice and you can help with the chopping, scratting and pressing! Please bring clean containers for the juice as it is so satisfying to take home apple juice you have worked to produce!

If you bring your own apples we will do our best to press them separately so you can take your juice home!

Contact one of us as we would be delighted to talk you through where we are, why we have the orchard and what we are doing!

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

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