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9:45 am Computer Lessons for beginners @... @ Hungerford Library
Computer Lessons for beginners @... @ Hungerford Library
Jan 23 @ 9:45 am – 11:45 am
Computer Lessons for beginners @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
Computer Lessons for beginners Every Wednesday morning at Hungerford Library To book a session, please contact the library: 01488 682660 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282
10:00 am Art Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Art Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Art Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom
Art Group Every Wednesday, 10.00am-12.00pm at Lambourn Library. Bring your paints, pastels or pencils. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30283  
10:00 am Energy Advice for Practitioners ... @ Douai Pavilion
Energy Advice for Practitioners ... @ Douai Pavilion
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Energy Advice for Practitioners course @ Douai Pavilion | Upper Woolhampton | England | United Kingdom
The course aims to provide training, advice and useful information to practitioners that work with low income and vulnerable individuals. These include families, those with long-term health conditions and the elderly who are on low[...]
11:00 am Rhymetime @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Rhymetime @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
Rhymetime Rhymetime for under 4’s, every Wednesday in term time, 11am at Hungerford Library. For more information please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282
11:00 am Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom
Rhymetime for under 3 years Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 11.00-11.20am at Newbury Library. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30251
11:00 am Rhymetime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Rhymetime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Rhymetime for 0-2 years Wednesdays. 11.00-11.30am, term time only, at Theale Library No charge, but voluntary donations welcome. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30287    
2:00 pm English Conversation Group @ Hun... @ Hungerford Library
English Conversation Group @ Hun... @ Hungerford Library
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
English Conversation Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
English Conversation Group Is English your second language? Get help with everyday conversation at this friendly session. Every Wednesday, 2.00-3.00pm at Hungerford Library. For more information please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282[...]
2:30 pm Knit & Natter @ Burghfield Commo... @ Newbury Library
Knit & Natter @ Burghfield Commo... @ Newbury Library
Jan 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Knit & Natter @ Burghfield Common Library @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom
Knit & Natter at Burghfield Library Drop in and bring your knitting with you. Starts Wednesday 16 May, then fortnightly on Wednesdays, 2.30-4.30 pm. For more information, please contact the library: 01189 833632 or email:[...]
3:30 pm Quick Craft @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Quick Craft @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Jan 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Quick Craft @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Quick Craft for under 11 years Wednesdays, 3.30-4.45pm at Theale Library No charge but voluntary donations welcome. For more information, please contact the library. http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30287 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/
6:30 pm Stonebridge Management Plan – An... @ Marlborough Town Hall
Stonebridge Management Plan – An... @ Marlborough Town Hall
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Stonebridge Management Plan - Annual Review @ Marlborough Town Hall | England | United Kingdom
http://www.riverkennet.org/uploads/files/files/Management%20plan%20summary%20Stonebridge%20Meadow%20adopted%20January%202018.pdf Action for the River Kennet Stonebridge Management Plan Annual Review Wednesday 23rd January 2019 @ 6.30pm Marlborough Town Hall Open to the public

Watering, Watering, Watering

Amazing, beautiful weather, but what a workout it is to do the watering every day! We can’t get up there in the morning, which is the best time to water, but each evening we’re there. It starts off a pleasure – who doesn’t want to be strolling around in the sunshine after working in an office all day?

But, after the 5th walk to the trough it begins to wear thin…

We are very lucky that 9 years ago we received a grant from the North Wessex Downs AONB to have a borehole dug. So, with a bit of additional plumbing, and a generator, we are able to get our water directly from the aquifer to water our allotments. It still pays to conserve water where we can though – to save our legs and arms with the watering can trips.

Top tips for watering:

• Don’t make your plants compete for the water with weeds – make your beds as weed-free as possible.

• Avoid watering in the main heat of the day – most of the water will evaporate.

• Water at the base of your plants – the leaves don’t need the water. This is where our adapted plastic bottles really come in handy. We take the lid off, cut the bottom off and invert them into the earth by our squashes and courgettes. We water by filling the bottle so the water goes straight to the roots and into the water retaining manure under the plant.

• If you can’t water everything every day then be sure to water a lot each time you do visit – give plants a real soaking so that the roots receive the water they’re searching for.

We’ve had a problem with blackfly this year – made a horrible mess of our broad beans. We think it may be because the ants are doing so well in the dry weather. Ants ‘farm’ aphids for the honeydew they secrete and they kill the good guys like the ladybirds and their ever-so-hungry larvae. I have to admit we’ve resorted to chemical warfare, but may have left it too late for most of our beans.

 

I hope the beautiful Summer weather continues for a while yet, though a thunderstorm would be appreciated – with rain, but not too hard and no wind… oh, and make it during the night please … and not during our Open Day on Sunday (8th July)!

 

Belinda Robinson, HAHA Hungerford Allotments

twitter: @MLAllotment
facebook: @H.MarshLane
click here for her allotment blog

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