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24 May, 2019

Garden Notes

Garden Club The Villager

Why did it die. We are always asking ourselves this. Basically plants want to live but sometimes the fates are against them. We get a very wet season and on our heavy clay plants can get waterlogged. Or when you didn’t notice the slugs had stripped the stem. If we have a very dry season the plants weaken and often do not show damage until the next season when they do not have the will to survive. A late frost can strip a plant of its young leaves and it may struggle to produce another crop. Perhaps you have just planted it in the wrong place, too hot, too shady, too windy, a frost pocket or too wet. ...

24 May, 2019

Farm Diary

The Villager

Last Saturday 40 Villager readers came (as advertised previously) to Hall Farm to look at the crops and woodland to see and hear a little of what goes on in the fields surrounding the village. It was great to be able to show people around the fields – the tractor and people trailers taking the visitors to places they would not normally visit were a great success. If there is sufficient interest we may do another farm tour in May 2020. ...

24 May, 2019

Summer Garden Party – 7th July

Events The Villager

Summer garden party – Sunday 7th July from 12:30, last entry 4:30. Everyone welcome. In the grounds of St Andrew’s Church. Come for light lunch and/or afternoon tea at reasonable prices. Pimms and Fizz also available. ...

24 May, 2019

Bentworth Village Fete – Saturday 6th July 2pm-5pm

Fete The Villager

Pimms, raffle, beer, dog show, crockery smashing, teas and cakes, silent auction, bottle stall, coconut shy, vintage glider, terrier racing, face painting and lots more. This year we are delighted to have performing The Wield Glenn Miller Re-enactment Band. ...

24 May, 2019

Lasham Classical Music Festival

Events

Welcome to the Lasham Classical Music Festival 2019. This unique Festival brings together talented Classical Artists who will perform a programme of Classical works to enjoy and inspire. Alongside providing breath-taking performances, our aim is to provide support and funding to help develop local young musicians in partnership with The Esseham Music Charity and we take great pride in asking some of the students to perform at our events. ...

16 April, 2019

Bentworth and Lasham Cricket Match – Monday 27th May

Cricket Club The Villager

We are pleased to confirm the annual village match between  Bentworth and Lasham will take place from 1pm on Monday 27th May. As always players of all ages and abilities and as many supporters as possible are welcomed for the T20 format. ...

16 April, 2019

Garden Notes

Garden Club The Villager

What a marvellous spring we have had. So warm I had some bluebells out at the end of March. Not everyone has room for a large shrub border, but there are so many small shrubs available that it is easy to fit one in. They are much less work that a conventional border. Something to plan for when you find the garden becoming a chore. ...

16 April, 2019

Farm Diary

Events The Villager

Last call for an opportunity to hear why farmers do what they do – still places available. As advertised in the last edition of the Villager we are inviting readers of the Villager on a first come basis to come on a visit to Hall Farm Grainstore, Holt Green to look at what, why and how we look after the land in the surrounding area. The visit will include a tractor trip in a seated and covered people trailer around some fields in mid spring growth to hear about the growing the crops, the countryside and hopefully see some wildlife with opportunities to ask questions. This visit will not be suitable for small children or dogs – I hope we can be quiet at times and see some wildlife and hear the birds. ...

16 April, 2019

Bentworth Garden Club Plant Sale

Events Garden Club The Villager

Bentworth Jubilee Hall, Saturday 11th May 2019 10am until noon. Free coffee and tea, and delicious cake. Come early, the plants sell out immediately! [Please note that this message is not posted on behalf of Bentworth Parish Council and does not necessarily reflect the Parish Council’s policy] ...

16 April, 2019

Bentworth Film Night – The Keeper

Events The Villager

Bentworth Film Night will be screening ‘The Keeper’ on Tuesday 14th May at the Jubilee Hall, Bentworth. Doors open at 7pm for drinks, with film showing at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 on the door. ...