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04 May, 2017

Bentworth and District v Players of Lasham – Monday 29th May 2017

Cricket Club

We are looking to assemble teams of all abilities to represent Bentworth and Lasham to be played on Monday 29th May at Bentworth cricket club at 1pm in a T20 style format. Weather permitting we will have a bbq and drinks available with all contributions towards Bentworth Cricket club. ...

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04 May, 2017

Bentworth Village Fete Saturday 1st July 2017

Fete The Villager

Planning for the 2017 Bentworth Fete is well under way and thank you to those who have already offered to help run stalls and activities. If there is anyone else who is happy to assist in running a stall then please do contact me on 561227. ...

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30 April, 2017

Bentworth Garden Club

Garden Club The Villager

The May meeting of the club is a visit to Bentworth Hall West with a talk by Marcus Dancer on “Climbing plants for sun and shade”. Do come and join us on Tuesday, May 16 at 7.0 and have a walk round the garden first. ...

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30 April, 2017

Helping in Bentworth

The Villager

There was a great turnout of Bentworth residents to help with the village litter pick on the 25th March. We were delighted to be joined by some relatively new faces to the picking crew and as has been mentioned in David Hawes article we cleared litter, washed road signs and cut back foliage that was hiding some of the signs. The village litter pick usually takes place twice a year in March and October. ...

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30 April, 2017

Hampshire Federation of W.I.

The Villager

At our April meeting the speaker was the producer of Country Ways, Stuart Judd, which started in 1983 and ran for 25 years with 305 episodes of country life in the southern region. ...

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30 April, 2017

Garden Notes – The Race

Garden Club The Villager

What a lovely time of year. Every thing is growing madly and you are desperately trying to finish staking plants before they get out of hand. It is Chelsea chop time again. This works very well on phlox and campanula lactiflora. If you cut half the stems you can extend the flowering period. With sedums, which look dreadful if you take the shears to them, break the top few inches off with your finger and thumb. This gives a clean and unobtrusive cut and works really well. The plant becomes shorter and bushier with broader flower heads. ...

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30 April, 2017

Farm Notes

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When writing the Farm Diary last month the opening comments were about the wet ground conditions – how things have changed. The spring crops were planted in a 10 day period leading up to Easter finishing on the 13th April and now could do with an inch of rain although the seed was placed into moisture and is chitting. When looking at my 2016 notes I see that spring planting was completed on the 28th April so we are about 2 weeks ahead of last year. What is now required for a large harvest is regular rain (ideally about 1 inch per week) with warm but not hot days. The important factor for a good harvest is plenty of bright days, especially in May and June, for the plants to photosynthesise – grey gloomy days are not good for yields – the same as any gardeners. ...

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30 April, 2017

Wildlife Support and Conservation

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Last month I wrote about Bat species, but at that time we had no pictures. Thanks to Fabio Perselli at Friars Oak, Medstead, we have a lovely picture of a Common Pipistrelle Bat discovered in the loft. ...

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30 April, 2017

Ascension Day Concert

Church Events The Villager

The Maria Magdalena Chamber Choir from Stockholm, in Alton Abbey church on Thursday May 25th They will perform Northern music from Sweden, and their neighbouring Countries. ...

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30 April, 2017

Grassi & Jones Cookery Masterclasses

Events The Villager

LAUNCHING OUR SPRING/SUMMER MASTERCLASS DATES Come and join in a relaxed and informative Cookery Masterclass in the heart of the Hampshire countryside with Catherine Grassi and Debbie Spencer-Jones. ...

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