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24 January, 2017

Garden Notes

Garden Club The Villager

My love of flower arranging has led me to plant every possible foliage plant in my garden. This does not mean that the plants do not flower or add colour to the garden but they have the additional benefit of decent foliage. Think of brunnera ‘Jack Frost’ with good ground covering silvered leaves and very pretty blue flowers or rodgersia with leaves like a horsechestnut and spires of pink or white. At this time of year I have been picking skimmias. The green budded ‘Kew Green’ and the red budded rubella. Combine these with some of the enormous range of pittosporum now available and you have a really colourful display. My favourite pittosporum is ‘Warnham Gold’ a shrub that I have picked bits off since it was tiny and it has still managed to grow and glows in the garden. The holly bushes I am picking have taken a long time to grow to a decent size but once started they romp away. If you want berries on your holly check its sex. ‘Golden King’ is female and ‘Silver Queen’ is male, very confusing! You need both sexes to have berries. Perhaps the neighbours have the ones you need. The euonymus like ‘Silver Queen’ and a similar gold one are also slow to get going but eventually turn into climbers and give you lots to pick. I do not have many conifers but a gold one, a blue one and yew give me all I need. ...

dormouse
24 January, 2017

Wildlife Support & Conservation

The Villager

Ceramics and Art Exhibition: Rachel Hudson, a local wildlife artist, and I, exhibited our art and ceramics in Blackberry Lane, in late December. Unfortunately it was arranged at very short notice as November was an extremely busy month, so very little time to promote the event or distribute flyers, but attendance was good and we raised seventy pounds which will be used to help cover costs. We are presently self-funded, so many thanks to residents who came along and to several people who made a donation! ...

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24 January, 2017

Barryoke! Sing along to the music of Queen

Events The Villager

Friday 10th February in Medstead Village Hall Led by the exuberant Barry Buckley, sing along to your favourite Queen music, with all the lyrics on the big screen. A fun night out for all fans of Freddie Mercury and the band Queen, and everyone who enjoys a good old fashioned sing along, but with a modern twist. ...

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24 January, 2017

Julian Meetings

Church The Villager

Our Julian meetings are held once a month, at 8pm, in Bentworth or Medstead alternately. 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 01420 562126. ...

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19 January, 2017

Evening Talks in aid of Broadlands Group RDA, Medstead

Events

Susie Greenwood has organised some great talks by amazing people who have a fascinating story to tell. The aim is to raise funds for Broadlands Group RDA (Riding for the Disabled) to support their fabulous work! ...

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20 December, 2016

Bentworth Churchyard

Church The Villager

Many thanks to all those who kindly gave up a few hours on Saturday 5th Nov to help tidy up the Bentworth Churchyard. About 20 villagers turned up armed with strimmers, mowers, rakes, leaf blowers, loppers, we even had a Mule……though of the wheeled kind! It was fantastic to see so many people and we were able to achieve a great deal in a short time. ...

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20 December, 2016

Cancer Research Collection

The Villager

Firstly, Thank you to all our team of collectors : Cathy Bolsover, Sue Brooking, Carol Ferrier, Alex Gregory, Janet Ludlow, Annie Rigg, Jools Rowe, Babs Struthers, Debbie Spencer-Jones, Sherry Stockdale, Alison Turnbull and Alison Turnbull, for their time. This year we raised a fantastic £379.77. So an enormous ‘Thank you’ to everyone in Bentworth who so generously donated. ...

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20 December, 2016

Bentworth Email Distribution Centre

The Villager

Without trying, I seem to have become the Bentworth email distribution centre. I keep two separate email lists of people who live in Bentworth; Bentworth and Neighbourhood Watch, although most people are on both. I try to keep email addresses private and do not intentionally pass on anyone’s email address without their permission. At the last count there were nearly 180 addresses on the lists. ...

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20 December, 2016

Hampshire Federation of Womens Institutes

The Villager

On 1st December we had our Christmas Lunch, many thanks to Bill and Maryanne McEvoy for providing such a wonderful feast very much enjoyed by all present. ...

Lasham
20 December, 2016

Lasham Gliding Winter Talks

The Villager

Saturday 7th Jan – We start off the new year with another talk by Paul Stickler on historical murders in the 20th Century and before. Paul’s talk was very well attended last ...

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