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9:00 am Summer Holiday Course: Revolting... @ The Watermill
Summer Holiday Course: Revolting... @ The Watermill
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer Holiday Course: Revolting Rhymes @ The Watermill | Bagnor | England | United Kingdom
Create, rehearse and perform a site-specific play, in the beautiful Watermill gardens, based on well-known revolting rhymes. Ages 4 – 6 (9am – 12noon) Ages 7 – 11 (1pm – 4pm) Price £98 All of our holiday courses[...]
9:30 am Brick City Exhibition & Brick De... @ The Base
Brick City Exhibition & Brick De... @ The Base
Aug 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Brick City Exhibition & Brick Den Workshops @ The Base | Greenham | England | United Kingdom
Make your summer brick-tastic with a visit to The Base and the chance to build your own designs using LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks. Brick City is a celebration of iconic buildings from cities around the[...]
9:30 am Wantage LEGO Expo 2019 @ Vale and Downland Museum
Wantage LEGO Expo 2019 @ Vale and Downland Museum
Aug 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wantage LEGO Expo 2019 @ Vale and Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom
The Wantage LEGO® Expo returns for the summer of 2019! Running from 27 July to 31 August, there will be LEGO® models throughout the museum galleries and loads of LEGO® themed activities. Once again the[...]
10:00 am The Living Rainforest: Summer Fe... @ The Living Rainforest
The Living Rainforest: Summer Fe... @ The Living Rainforest
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Living Rainforest: Summer Festival of Conservation & Sustainable Living @ The Living Rainforest | Hampstead Norreys | England | United Kingdom
Join us this August as we celebrate nature conservation and sustainable living! Take part in a host of indoor and outdoor activities – from interactive workshops & eco-exhibits, to inspiring talks and tours, to green[...]
10:30 am Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom
Research your Family History Third Tuesday of the month at Pangbourne Library. Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research. To book a session, please contact the library: http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/
10:30 am Hungerford Carers Support Group @ Hungerford Fire Station
Hungerford Carers Support Group @ Hungerford Fire Station
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Hungerford Carers Support Group @ Hungerford Fire Station
Hosted by Reading and West Berkshire Carers Hub.
11:00 am Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Aug 20 @ 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

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.

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