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23 August, 2017

Farm News

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It sounds very repetitive but the weather does dominate farming and today it is very wet again. To put the recent rainfall into perspective when I first started farming in Bentworth in the early 1980’s the annual rainfall was about 28 to 35 inches per year – 2.5 inches a month. The rain that we have recorded since July 12th is 8.8 ins not including today’s contribution which will probably be another inch or so – just in 28 days rather than 3 months. Bad for holiday makers and farmers! ...

23 August, 2017

Garden Notes – Yellow

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So many people do not like yellow in the garden which is such a pity and rather awkward as Autumn approaches. Many of the stalwarts of the border at this time of the year are the yellow and brown daises. The rudbekias, heleniums solidago and achillea. Even the hosta leaves fade to yellow. However it is easily possible to keep the pink and blue summer borders going into Autumn. ...

23 August, 2017

15th Annual Abbey Lecture

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Friday October 20th 2017 at 7pm to be held in Alton Abbey church, followed by supper, with wine, in the Monastery Refectory. To be given by Dr Nicholas Fennell PhD on The Orthodox Church ...

23 August, 2017

Macmillan Coffee Morning

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Friday 29th September at Holt End, from 10am until noon. £4 for coffee, tea and cake. ‘Bring and buy’ ‘Fred’ Moir [Please note that this message is not posted on behalf of Bentworth Parish Council and does not necessarily reflect the Parish Council’s policy] ...

20 July, 2017

Bentworth Garden Club

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Bentworth Garden club will visit a garden in Medstead on Tuesday 8 August. We are going to Church House where Paul and Alice Berrisford will show us round their beautiful garden. We will meet at 7.0 as usual. This is our last garden visit of the season so I do hope you will come to it. ...

20 July, 2017

Julian Meetings

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Our Julian meetings are now held once a month, in Bentworth or Medstead, at 8pm. If you would like to join us you would be very welcome; please contact Gay Howard 565993, or email julian@howard.nildram.co.uk., or myself on 562126. ...

20 July, 2017

Hampshire Federation of WI

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On 6th July we had our Garden Meeting at 1, Nashes Green, by kind invitation of Diane Southam. It was a very hot day and we were pleased to have shelter under the gazebo. We started the meeting with a Pimm’s . After the business we had various cakes and scones, some donated by members. The results of the Alton Group Quiz were announced and our team won with 146 points against 143, 133 and 107. ...

20 July, 2017

Garden Notes

Garden Club The Villager

I think there should be book written on the etiquette of garden visiting. “How not to annoy your host.” Do you comment loudly on the fact that their hostas aren’t a patch on yours and how slug bitten they are. Or do you kindly walk past them and pretend that you have not seen them. Do you point out that obvious nettle that your host has overlooked. Perhaps you make a joke about having one’s nose too close to the ground weeding and never looking up. ...

20 July, 2017

Wildlife Support & Conservation

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Trees and Protection: Although one mature Oak has been saved at the top of Blackberry Lane in Four Marks, and now has a TPO, the arboricultural officer did not have time to reach another landmark tree, a mature Monkey Puzzle in a garden at Bernard Avenue, and it was felled in June. ...

01 July, 2017

Bentworth Village Fete Saturday 1st July 2017

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Through your generosity we are delighted to announce that after costs, the fete committee were able to bank £6,005.50 following a very successful village fete which was held on 1st July. Funds will be dispersed amongst the following local good causes and four national/local charities which were suggested by villagers: ...

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