18 March, 2019

Garden Notes

Garden Club The Villager

Plants like water. Think how they grew when we had lots of rain. The sack of potatoes I bought then had huge ones in it. This year after the dry summer my sack is full of tiddlers. We all want to use water carefully, and there are some easy ways to do this. Water in the evening so that the sun does not evaporate it before it can be used. Water at the base of the plant rather than the border as a whole. Cover the soil with a mulch so that it is protected from the sun. Plant in the right place. If you know it needs lots of water plant in shade. Phlox are quite happy in semi shade. In the veg patch use beans or peas to provide shade for lettuce and other leafy plants. A soaker hose, that can be used off a tap or a water butt, will give water where it is needed using much less water than a sprayer. Having told you this it will probably rain all summer, but at least you can be prepared. ...

18 March, 2019

Farm News

The Villager

The short spell of warm weather in February was glorious and allowed some fieldwork to begin – mostly the first application of fertiliser in the form of nitrogen or sulphur. Both are essential nutrients that plants require to thrive and consequently yield to their potential. The sunshine was great but not enough to dry the soils in this Parish for cultivations and the planting of spring barley, beans and oats that will have to wait but with the day length increasing it will not be long. ...

18 March, 2019

Alton Abbey Open Days

Church Events

Open Days at Alton Abbey GU34 4AP Saturday & Sunday April 27th & 28th 12 noon – 5pm. Admission £3 Tea and Cake £3 Featuring mosaic demonstration, beautiful stationery, second-hand books and in the Abbey Church 3pm, organ recital Saturday / piano recital Sunday ...

18 March, 2019

“Surprised by Joy” CS Lewis (1898-1963)

Church Events

Susan Morris and Alfred Bradley present a talk with readings Aslan … Puddleglum … Reepicheep … the Dufflepuds … Prince Caspian – many of us will remember these and many other much-loved characters from The Chronicles of Narnia, Lewis’s series for children which he wrote whilst also in post as one of Oxbridge’s most scholarly academics. Lewis’s personal journey from atheism to Christianity was central to his life, and an unlooked-for romantic experience of extreme emotional intensity gave him powerful insights to human nature, as many will remember from Richard Attenborough’s film Shadowlands. Born in N. Ireland, he had spent some of his most formative teenage years living in Surrey at Great Bookham near Leatherhead – a period he always described as the most perfect in his life. ...

17 March, 2019

St Mary’s Bentworth Drop-in at the Sun Inn

Pubs The Villager

Do come to the Sun Inn on a Wednesday morning – 10.45- 11.45am, for Coffee/Tea and cake and lots of noisy chatter! [Please note that this message is not posted on behalf of Bentworth Parish Council and does not necessarily reflect the Parish Council’s policy] ...

17 March, 2019

Bentworth Cricket Club Quiz Night

Cricket Club The Villager

Bentworth Cricket Club will be hosting its annual quiz evening at Jubilee Hall, Bentworth on Saturday 27th April, 7pm start. With devilish questions across a full range of topics to challenge all comers, we invite teams of 6-8 people. ...

28 February, 2019

Bentworth Parish Council Meeting Agenda – 5th March 2019

Meetings Parish Council

There will be a meeting of Bentworth Parish Council at 7:30pm on 5th March 2019 in the Jubilee (School) Hall. The agenda is available to download.