17 September, 2019

Bentworth Churchyard Annual Tidy Up

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With all the recent warm weather, everything in the churchyard has grown well this year. It is now time for the annual tidy up and your help is needed. ...

17 September, 2019

Bentworth Garden Club

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I cannot believe that we have visited our last gardens for the year. We have been so incredibly spoilt in what we have been able to see. In July by kind permission of the Macpherson’s we visited Armsworth Manor, near Old Alresford. A truly special garden, the weather was kind to us and we all had a lovely time wandering around her garden. The “hot bed” was amazing and it was lovely to hear about the history of the house itself. ...

17 September, 2019

Hampshire Federation of WI

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Our September Meeting on the 5th at RBL Hall. After the usual business we had a talk by Mr. N Stewart, Grizzly Bears in Alaska. He showed us many wonderful photos of scenery and bears. He went to a lake by small plane as there were no roads and every house had a small plane or sometimes even two! ...

17 September, 2019

Bee News

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Well the Honey harvest is in, totalling almost 30kg – around 70 jars worth. This is way down from last year when we had over 100 jars. I put this down to two ...

17 September, 2019

Garden Notes – Seedlings

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I welcome self seeders in the garden. The forget-me-nots do a great job of hiding all the weeds until I can deal with them and provide early colour. The foxgloves always seed themselves in just the right places. Others receive a mixed reception. Alchemilla mollis is such a useful plant that fits into any colour scheme and always looks good. It is easy to dig up but annoying in paving cracks. Ever since I planted the white geranium pratense and the stripey ‘Mrs Kendall Clark’ I have these tall bushy geraniums in all shades of blue and ...

17 September, 2019

Bentworth Care Group

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Care Group members on duty for medical appointments in October are: Susie Greenwood 563326; Wendy Young 562247; Gillian Baird 560243 The next Care Group meetings will be Monday 30th September and Monday 4th November both at 10.30am at Walnut Tree Barn. ...

17 September, 2019

Farm Diary

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Thanks for the many responses to my September article – it is great to know that many do read my notes and they are apparently informative. Rainfall – 2019 is very much an average rainfall year with decent amounts falling every month. August was 69 mm (2.8 ins) with a wet spell between 6th and 19th. The 12 month rolling total is a normal 989 mm (40 ins). The driest month so far in 2019 was January 35mm (1.4 ins) and the wettest June 131mm (5.3 ins) – probably not what many would expect. ...

17 September, 2019

17th Annual Abbey Lecture – 11th October 2019

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The subject: “Freeing the incarcerated from prisons of their own making” chosen by our Lecturer Canon Alan Hodgetts OSB Obl. Let us go, sit in our cell… …and our cell will teach us everything ...