24 May, 2019

Hampshire Federation of WI

Events The Villager

We held our AGM on 2nd May at the RBL Hall. Jean Spottiswood Clarke resigned as Joint President and the Officers are Helen Herring as President, Gemma Hounsell as Treasurer and Diane Knight as Secretary and Committee members Jean Cripps, Barbara Jerimiah and Ruth Martin. ...

24 May, 2019

Bee News

The Villager

The last inspection showed the bees are not ready to swarm just yet, as there are no queen cells. I think the weather has been too mild. There were a couple of queen cups which are anchor points for queen cells, so this means they are practising. However, they have been increasing their population nicely and now occupy most of the hive. A lack of space is the most common reason for swarming. ...

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

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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. ...

08 May, 2019

Star Inn – Planning Update

Planning

East Hampshire District Council has refused the September 2018 planning application to convert the Star Inn to housing. Details of the refusal are available here. ...