October 7, 2018

– Your Local Village Gardening Club

I’ve been on holiday, so have just managed to send a bit of news by the Editor’s deadline. Not a lot to say other than despite the weather, I have been inundated with courgettes and tomatoes. I am one of the lucky ones who has good potatoes (can’t remember the variety) but a nice size and very clean. Now it’s time to get it ready for the winter – let’s hope the rain holds off so the soil doesn’t get too sticky.

Don’t forget the VPA’s next event – our Annual General Meeting – as I said last month, it sounds boring? but it isn’t! We have a very short business section where the Committee is elected and annual reports and then it’s wine and nibbles with a talk by Richard Roslyn giving us an update on what’s happening in the gardens at Blewbury Manor. It’s on Wednesday 7th November at 7pm for 7.30pm in The Vale Room at Blewbury Village Hall.

Our final event for 2018 will be our ANNUAL SOCIAL AT UPTON VILLAGE HALL ON SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER AT 6.30PM. This event has become very popular over the past few years. It has a topic with the food relating to a particular country this year it’s FRANCE!!
Don’t forget we have tools you can use in return for a donation to the VPA. Contact Karen at Blewbury Post Office or Maggie in Upton on 850126 to find out what’s available.

I couldn’t resist this. DID YOU KNOW? The word AUBERGINE derives from the Sanskrit word ‘vatinganah’, meaning ‘go away wind’ or anti-flatulence vegetable. It is said that aubergine is excellent for treating intestinal gas. Look forward to seeing you all at the AGM. HAPPY GARDENING Eileen