21 March, 2017Meetings Minutes Parish Council Planning
The minutes of the Bentworth Parish Council Planning Committee meeting held on 7th March 2017 are available to download below.
20 March, 2017Meetings Minutes Parish Council
The minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 7th March 2017 are available to download below.
20 March, 2017Cricket Club The Villager
Bentworth Cricket Club is looking for new members for the 2017 season. We play in Hampshire Cricket League regional division north on Saturday afternoons during the Summer – a competitive but not too exacting standard played in a fair and friendly manner. ...
20 March, 2017Garden Club The Villager
At last we can start the annual battle against the weeds. In medieval times there was a fighting season and this is it. If you have dug a new area for a border or just dug round things in an existing one it is worth letting the weed seeds, that you have brought to the surface, germinate. You will also be able to treat those deep rooted weeds like dock and thistle. Using Roundup will get rid of them, though there must be enough leaf area to absorb the poison. I miss the plastic bags from the supermarket, they were ideal for covering all the plants in the border that you need to protect from the weed killer spray. I have found that this is the ideal time to start the battle against bindweed. You can see it now and it has not had time to twine round everything. Yes, you will have to spray it again but it will be easier to deal with having less top growth to unwind. ...
20 March, 2017The Villager
Another month and little has changed – no crops have been planted and only a few have been fertilised because the ground is so wet. This winter’s rainfall has not been excessive but continuous with only a few drying opportunities. When I first started at Hall Farm my aim was to complete sowing of the spring barley by 12th March and the other spring crops soon after but this has not been achieved for a number of years, I guess due to climatic changes. The yields from spring crops tend to decline as the planting date moves later but one advantage of a delay is that the soil is warmer and day length longer so the crops emerge and establish much quicker partly because of the non- ploughing techniques which we use now. In preparation for the tractor activity I ordered 5000 litres of diesel today which should be enough for the sowing period but a bigger invoice than topping up a car at the BP station! ...