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16 April, 2019

Bentworth Literary Festival

Events

Authors: Radio 4 ‘Book of the Week’: Damian Le Bas; Travel Writer: Tess Burrows; Children’s author: Martin Ford; Historical writer: Catherine Hewitt; ...

14 April, 2019

Bentworth Fete Appeal

Fete

This year, the Bentworth Village Fete will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 6th July. We think you’ll agree it’s a wonderful day when the whole village comes together to have fun, catch up with friends rarely seen and to support good causes. ...

11 April, 2019

Village Litter Pick – Saturday 13th April

Environment Events Parish Council

There will be a village litter pick, meeting on the village green at 11am on Saturday 13th April. Please do join us! Cllr Veronica Parker

28 March, 2019

Broadlands RDA Charity Talk – Thursday 18th April

Events

Bridget Grande will talk about her exotic and exhilarating voyage of discovery to Mongolia…come and hear her story. Thursday 18th April 6.30 pm for 7 pm start ...

18 March, 2019

APCM

Church The Villager

The Annual Meeting Of Parishioners when your Churchwardens are elected – voting is open to all those on the Electoral Roll of the Civil Parish – will precede the APCM. At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting reports are given of the activities of the church, the accounts presented, and members of the PCC, Deanery Synod Representatives, and other officers, are elected. Voting for these is open to all those on the Church Electoral Roll. Do come and find out what the Church has been doing during 2018. The meeting will be in the Jubilee Hall on Thursday 4th April at 7pm. ...

18 March, 2019

Bentworth Garden Club

Garden Club The Villager

Our 2nd Garden Club Speaker is Bev Mumford formerly of Royston Organic Gardens. Bev is coming to talk to us about Organic Gardening and Composting. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible to what should be a very informative talk, on 16th April at 7.30 in the Jubilee Hall. ...

18 March, 2019

Lasham Gliding Society Winter Talks

Events The Villager

Saturday talks will usually commence at 6pm and will be held in the Brown Elephant briefing room at Lasham. Although most of the events are free of charge it is customary that a silver collection is made at the end of each talk for the Lasham Trust or other deserving cause of the speaker’s choosing. Dinner will be available in the restaurant afterwards. Booking is advisable at thegoldenglider@outlook.com. Or 01256 384910. The bar is also available to members and visitors at all times. ...

18 March, 2019

Hampshire Federation of W.I.

Events The Villager

We meet in the Royal British Legion Hall at Herriard RG25 2PG, on the first Thursday of the month, so our next one is after the deadline for this month’s magazine. ...

18 March, 2019

Garden Notes

Garden Club The Villager

Plants like water. Think how they grew when we had lots of rain. The sack of potatoes I bought then had huge ones in it. This year after the dry summer my sack is full of tiddlers. We all want to use water carefully, and there are some easy ways to do this. Water in the evening so that the sun does not evaporate it before it can be used. Water at the base of the plant rather than the border as a whole. Cover the soil with a mulch so that it is protected from the sun. Plant in the right place. If you know it needs lots of water plant in shade. Phlox are quite happy in semi shade. In the veg patch use beans or peas to provide shade for lettuce and other leafy plants. A soaker hose, that can be used off a tap or a water butt, will give water where it is needed using much less water than a sprayer. Having told you this it will probably rain all summer, but at least you can be prepared. ...

18 March, 2019

Farm News

The Villager

The short spell of warm weather in February was glorious and allowed some fieldwork to begin – mostly the first application of fertiliser in the form of nitrogen or sulphur. Both are essential nutrients that plants require to thrive and consequently yield to their potential. The sunshine was great but not enough to dry the soils in this Parish for cultivations and the planting of spring barley, beans and oats that will have to wait but with the day length increasing it will not be long. ...