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BLEWBURY AND UPTON VILLAGE PRODUCE ASSOCIATION

June 29, 2018

Your Local Village Gardening Club

A couple of important dates for your diary:

SATURDAY 7TH JULY – VPA SUMMER SHOW. Have you collected a copy of the Schedule?? If you haven’t entered before, have a look – there is a great variety of categories – fruit, vegetables, flowers, handicraft, cookery, photography. Why not give it a go – you could be a winner!! There are a few Schedules left in Blewbury post office or you can get it online by emailing Eileen on vpa.in.bl.up@gmail.com or by ringing Margaret in Upton on 01235 850126.

SATURDAY 11th AUGUST – DAY TRIP TO THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY GARDENS AT WISLEY

Wisley was founded by businessman and RHS member George Ferguson Wilson who purchased a 60-acre site in 1878. Wisley is now a large and diverse garden covering 240 acres. In addition to numerous formal and informal decorative gardens, several glasshouses and an extensive arboretum, it includes small scale “model gardens” which are intended to show visitors what they can achieve in their own gardens, and a trials field where new cultivars are assessed.

If you are interested, the cost is £20 per person (includes entry and transport!). Book at Blewbury Post Office or for Upton residents, contact Maggie Maytham on 01235 850126, as soon as possible.  

DID YOU KNOW ? OAKS are among the slowest growing trees and usually don’t produce acorns until they are about twenty years old. MULBERRY trees have been known to live for up to 600 years. Syon House in Brentford holds the two known oldest in Britain today, both planted in 1548. Built for survival, if they are blown over in a storm they soon grow back again by raising themselves upon their branches.  Happy Gardening  Eileen

Blewbury WI News

Hello to everyone. I hope you are enjoying the lovely summer weather and, maybe looking forward to happy holidays.

There will be no Blewbury Bulletin for August 2018, so the following lists contain our future events for July and August. Any new Members will be made most welcome to join us.

JULY 2018

  • Tuesday, 3rd    Scrabble at Rosemary’s.  7:30pm.  Please ring first.
  • Tuesday, 3rd    Lyn’s Walk.  A circular walk from Aston Recreation Ground. Some may have done part of this walk before and regretfully there is no coffee shop en route. Meet at Blewbury Village Hall at 9:15am. It is a little longer than previous walks BUT it is flat. Hope to see you all whether you are WI members or not.
  • Friday, 6th    Craft evening at Liz’s.   7pm.  Please ring first.
  • Monday, 9th   Coffee at Style Acre with Karen.  10:30am.
  • Wednesday, 25th   Visit to Ashdown House, Lambourne.  2pm – 5pm.  Car rota will be arranged.
  • Wednesday, 25th  WI monthly meeting in the Main Hall at 7:30pm.  Speaker, Sue Drage.  “ Recycling with a Difference”

There are no RAL Talking Science Lectures in July and August.

AUGUST

  • Friday, 3rd  Craft evening at Liz’s.  7pm. Please ring first.
  • Monday, 6th  Scrabble at Graeme’s.  7:30pm. Please ring first.
  • Monday, 13th  Coffee morning at Karen’s (instead of Style Acre) 10:30am.
  • Wednesday, 22nd WI Summer Social in the Melland Room. Please bring a plate of food.

There is no Lyn’s Walk in August.

For more details of any of our events, or if you wish to join us, please ring Karen on 850219 or visit our web page, http://blewburywi.wordpress.com where you will find more information.       Love from Cilla.