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30 April, 2017

Hampshire Federation of W.I.

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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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

30 April, 2017

Bentworth Literary Festival – 17th June 2017

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A Fund Raising Event by St Mary’s Bentworth PCC Reg Charity No 249276. To be held in Bentworth Jubilee Hall GU34 5RE. Morning Session:- 10.00 am – 12.45 pm ...

26 March, 2017

Generation Game – Bentworth School

Schools

The children, staff and governors of St. Mary’s School, Bentworth  would like to warmly invite any member of the community to come along to the Jubilee Hall at 1.15pm on Friday 31st March. Please come and enjoy a cuppa, enjoy some of the activities, and meet the children and staff. The children want to be involved in the community, so please make an effort to come and meet them. ...

26 March, 2017

Charity Talk – Georgina Hermitage MBE

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A talk by local sporting heroine Georgina Hermitage MBE, Rio Paralympics 2016 Double Gold and Silver medal winner. Saturday 1st April 2017 6-7:30pm, Beech Village Hall, GU34 4AD ...

20 March, 2017

PCC Meeting

Church The Villager

Please do remember the Annual Meeting Of Parishioners when your Churchwardens are elected – voting is open to all those on the Electoral Roll of the Civil Parish. ...

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