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16 November, 2018

Farm Diary

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Today is 9th November and the arable part of the farm has quietened considerably. Planting the winter crops was completed on the 19th October with approx. 85 acres of oilseed, 90 acres of barley and 490 acres of wheat sown since late September. The most productive day was 93 acres of wheat sown but that included an 11.30 pm finish because heavy rain was predicted. (It did rain heavily so the long day was worthwhile). Once a seedbed is created the seed needs to be sown quickly because even if the soil is dry rain will quickly make that field impossible to plant into the fine soil because it becomes a quagmire after maybe only 0.5 inches of rain. The aim when sowing in the field (or garden) is for a healthy soil environment with the correct fertility, soil structure and micro- organisms. This will enable the seed to receive nutrients and most importantly moisture to help the seed chit (grow shoots and roots). The structure is different to soil texture. Soil texture is the soil composition and little can be done about that – if your soil is sandy or stony it will always be so. Structure of the soil can be altered by good husbandry – a well- structured soil will allow roots to develop and find moisture and nutrients from depth so the plant is not limited by drought or other weather extremes. The structure can be improved by the weather – the dry conditions this summer cracked the soil to depth and this will allow plant roots to penetrate more in future years or deeper cultivations. Even when the rain comes and the cracks close the soil layers will still be more fractured allowing the roots to go deeper. Wheat plant roots can easily grow to be 1.5 metres deep and oilseed plants 2 metres or more. The same will apply to garden plants. ...

16 November, 2018

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Sun Inn, Bentworth

Events The Villager

You’re invited to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Sun Inn with a disco, drinks and late night nibbles 7:00pm until late. Dress to impress! Also set menu available. ...

16 November, 2018

Lasham Gliding 11th Annual Charity ‘Run’ – New Year’s Day 2019

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Once around the airfield (approx 3 miles). Children over 10 – sorry no dogs (flying activity) Start (11am) and finish at Clubhouse Entrance fee £5.00 (pay on the day) ...

16 November, 2018

Messy Church – Saturday 10th November 2018

Church The Villager

You and your family are invited to Messy Church. Messy Church is all about welcoming people of all ages to come and have fun together. No-one is too young or too old to join in. Expect a chance to be creative, exploring the theme of the day. Then what could be better than to celebrate together. Finally, everyone sits down to share and enjoy a meal of sandwiches and cake, tea or coffee and juice. ...

14 November, 2018

Quiz Time – Saturday 24th November

Events

A team of friends are organising a brilliant fun quiz so please come and support us. Date: Saturday 24th November Bentworth Jubilee Hall Doors open 6.30 for 7pm start Tables of 8 or come and join others! Silent Auction- great prizes £10 per person, includes hot supper Please bring your own drinks and glasses. ...

07 November, 2018

Bentworth Mummers Present Treasure Island – The Panto!

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Save the Date! Friday 30th November – 7:45pm (Doors open 6:30pm) price £8.00 Saturday 1st December – 3:00pm (Doors open 2:30pm) price £5.00 ...

15 October, 2018

Bentworth Care Group

Care Group The Villager

Our members on duty for medical appointments in November are: Maureen Brooking 564010; Wendy Young 562247; Veronica Parker 560278 Jackie Crawford [Please note that this message is not posted on behalf of Bentworth Parish Council and does not necessarily reflect the Parish Council’s policy] ...

15 October, 2018

Bentworth Churchyard Annual Tidy

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We will be holding the annual Bentworth Churchyard Tidy on Saturday 3rd Novemberstarting at 9.30am. If the weather is bad then there will a back up date of Saturday 10th November at the same time. ...

15 October, 2018

Bentworth Garden Club

Garden Club The Villager

Last month the Garden Club members listened to a wonderful talk on French Landscape Gardens. The speaker was Pamela Holt. She spoke about The Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte which was very magnificent and only 30 miles from Paris. She then talked about the vast 2,000 acres of Versailles and after that she talked to us about The Chateau de Villandry in the Loire Valley with its multitude of gardens in sections. She ended the evening by telling us about Monet’s gardens with its apple orchard at Giverny. It was an amazing evening which I hope everybody enjoyed. ...

15 October, 2018

Shalden Fireworks – 3 November 2018

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This year the event will take place on Saturday 3 November, starting at 6.30 pm in the Shalden Recreational Ground (weather permitting). As well as a massive bonfire and dazzling fireworks, the entry price includes homemade soup and a hotdog. You are all warmly invited to join this real village event – please bring as many friends and family as you can. The display is brought to you courtesy of the Shalden Village Hall Committee. ...