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Dec
3
Tue
2019
10:00 am Art In Hungerford Pop Up
Art In Hungerford Pop Up
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – Dec 8 @ 4:30 pm
Art In Hungerford Pop Up
I shall be back at the pop up venue with a selection of my art work including my framed layered drawings and cards. Open Tues-Sun 10am-4.30pm
Dec
6
Fri
2019
9:30 am Family History Sessions @ Thatch... @ Thatcham library
Family History Sessions @ Thatch... @ Thatcham library
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Family History Sessions @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library | England | United Kingdom
Family History Sessions Friday mornings at Thatcham Library. Free practical advice from the Berkshire Family History Society. To book a session, please contact the library: 01635 866049 http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30286 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/
9:30 am Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon | England | United Kingdom
Pre-school stay and play session with bouncy castle and ball pit. Buy tickets on the door – no booking required.   Dates Every Monday & Friday (except Bank Holidays). Price £3.70 per child or £5.70[...]
9:30 am Shefford Craft Group @ Great Shefford Village Hall
Shefford Craft Group @ Great Shefford Village Hall
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Shefford Craft Group @ Great Shefford Village Hall | Great Shefford | England | United Kingdom
Everyone welcome regardless of ability to these friendly and informal sessions. If you have something you’re working on, bring it along – or just turn up and expect to be inspired by the things that[...]
9:30 am Wantage Country Market @ Vale & Downland Museum
Wantage Country Market @ Vale & Downland Museum
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Wantage Country Market @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom
Come along to this lovely country market if you are free on Friday morning and you will find wonderful chutneys, marmalades, cards, cakes and plants to buy.  Take the opportunity to meet up with a[...]
9:30 am Wantage Country Market @ Vale & Downland Museum
Wantage Country Market @ Vale & Downland Museum
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Wantage Country Market @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom
Wantage Country Market is held in the Museum Cafe every Friday morning. The best place to buy fresh homemade goodies such as jams, chutneys, cakes as well as home grown fruit, vegetables and flowers.
10:00 am Christmas Pop Up Shop @ Hungerford Hub and Library
Christmas Pop Up Shop @ Hungerford Hub and Library
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm
Christmas Pop Up Shop @ Hungerford Hub and Library | England | United Kingdom
6th-8th, 13-14th December, 10-4pm (10-7pm on 13th): Christmas Pop Up Shop Selling knits, prints, jewellery, cards, foodie treats and fabric gifts, all made by local artisans.

Here are some general bits of advice:

• Plant out half a crop out at first to check if the location works. If the plants get munched then you’ve still got the other half of the crop to try somewhere else in the garden.

• Watering takes time and frankly, water is precious so here are tips on how to water your plants for best root growth. To prevent evaporation, we cover soil with gravel, mussel shells and big leaves like rhubarb.

• How to garden without injury to keep fit – top tips from Andy at West Berkshire Injury Clinic (who treats a lot of gardening injuries!)

Growing Your Own Veg & Fruit

For brilliant inspiration, follow Belinda’s blog from Hungerford Allotments

Composting & Fertilizing

• It is worth growing comfrey to make a liquid fertilizer for your garden. Roughly chop up leaves in a bucket of water and nettle leaves too. Stir occasionally. When the water is dark green and smells like fertilizer then dilute it with more water and gives your crops a good drink. Here is a demonstration by Monty Don.

• reminder to men to pee on their compost heap! According to The Daily Telegraph this is an important chore and one that is physically easier for men and their pee happens to be slightly less acidic than women’s

 

Bee Swarms

• If you find a bee swarm in your garden first please double check they are honeybees from this guide and then contact: Newbury Beekeepers, Marc Benson on 07746 374819 in Wash Common, Vale & Downland Beekeepers (for Wantage Area) or Swindon & District Beekeepers – any of these people will be very happy to collect the swarm from you.

 

If You Don’t Have Your Own Garden

Don’t worry as there are many allotments across the area which might have free plots. There are also community garden centres that are always grateful for volunteers and provide a social experience where you can learn a lot about gardening.

Growing2Gether volunteers & sign

Growing2gether Community Garden Centre

We are Growing2gether, based at Cottismore Park near Kingsclere – a community food and flower growing and training project that provides opportunities for people from many

Five a Day Market Garden

Five A Day Market Garden is a not for profit community gardening and horticultural therapy project situated in the tranquil hamlet of Englefield, approximately seven

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