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May

Garden work for May Flowers Unless there is prolonged rain (which can happen!) water all newly planted trees and shrubs with a bucket of water every 4 days for a 2m tree. Clip evergreen hedges but make sure you will not disturb birds Once the danger of frost has passed, plant out cannas and dahlias. Finish planting summer bulbs like Continue Reading →

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Easter thoughts

Dear all Writing this on Easter Sunday I am looking back on a wonderful day as we celebrated Jesus’ resurrection at church this morning. Many joined us today with old friends and new and all ages. It was a real joy and very heart-warming at the end of a very full but at times a challenging year – please see my report below. The church interior was looking particularly beautiful as our flower ladies and their team excelled themselves once again with flowers and greenery literally bursting out everywhere! As we now come to the month of May we will have held our Annual Parochial Church Meeting after the 10 o clock service on April 30th and so this month I felt it appropriate to share my report as PCC Chair as I looked back on the past year. I hope you find it interesting. I hope that you found the leaflet outlining our ‘Giving Programme’ of interest as well. If for any reason you did not receive one please do pick a leaflet up in church just inside the door. With my love and prayers Revd Liz Chair’s report for 2016/17 Parish life has continued to flourish throughout the… Read More

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April

Vegetables Plant second early potatoes in the first half of April, with main crop in the second half of the month.  Example varieties of second earlies are Anya, Catriona and Charlotte.  Main crop varieties include Cara, Desiree, King Edward and Majestic.  There are loads of others. Pot on tomato seedlings into individual pots when they have their first set of Continue Reading →

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April Garden Tips

Vegetables Plant second early potatoes in the first half of April, with main crop in the second half of the month.  Example varieties of second earlies are Anya, Catriona and Charlotte.  Main crop varieties include Cara, Desiree, King Edward and Majestic.  There are loads of others. Pot on tomato seedlings into individual pots when they have their first set of Continue Reading →

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March

Garden work for March. Flower garden Our heavy clay soil is great for retaining moisture, but it is easily compacted, especially in wet weather.  So try to use short boards of about i.5 metres (5’) length to stand on when digging the soil in preparation for all the growing that will come. March is the time to start laying the Continue Reading →

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