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Open day!
Linda Prosser Linda Prosser 20 May 2017 10:20
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The date is agreed and the posters are up, journals are going to the press. Can you help?
We are asking you to come and take part and sign up for a few hours to show people around, be gatekeeper or make tea. Since it's a 5 hour session, we'll probably end up with members overlapping for shorter times, so it will be good to have a rough roster in advance, including who can supply food and drink.

We'll need at least 4 people at any one time, including one sitting on the gate to let people in and direct them to the orchard, one on the tea stall, and others to keep an eye on the plant stall/give tours/engage with visitors. The more members there the better, whether they want to help with the open day or get on with work. We'll also need contributions of cakes/nibbles to sell and drinks (hot and cold).

Karen will try to be there throughout, and can bring money tin(s), maps, plants and jars to sell, plastic cups, the Get Growing banner, and a camping table. Hopefully members backing on to the allotments can fill flasks with hot water.

Does have plants and jams to offer too?

Richard can you put a schedule or doodle poll equivalent on the wiki please to make it really easy for people to sign up?

Open day! by Linda Prosser Linda Prosser , 20 May 2017 10:20
This wiki
Linda Prosser Linda Prosser 22 Mar 2017 21:00
in discussion Community / Open Topic » This wiki

I can really imagine using this to do more constructive work in the Orchard on my own or with others outside of Sunday work parties

This wiki by Linda Prosser Linda Prosser , 22 Mar 2017 21:00
New Blueberries
KarenShKarenSh 27 Feb 2017 17:49
in discussion Community / Open Topic » New Blueberries

I have bought two blueberries - the pots are currently sunk into my fruit cage bed until we are ready for them. What we need to do:
1. Mark the pot where the bath should go. This will be more or less where it currently is.
2. Dig this out, the size of the bath, to a depth of, say, half the the bath (or slightly less), settle the bath into the hole, and back-fill. It must be stable so back-filling must be good and solid.
3. Put in a drainage layer of 4-6 inches. Some stones would be good, but this can mostly be chopped-up brambles. Let's see what we have.
4. On top of this, fill with a mix of dug-out soil and ericaceous compost.
5. Plant the blueberries to their existing level, and top-dress with another few inches of ericaceous compost.
6. Water well, label, stand back, and admire your handiwork!
7. Whenever it hasn't rained for a while, especially in the first year, water it. Blueberries don't flourish in dry soil. You are very unlikely to over water them.

If you would like to help with any of these jobs, please let me (KarenSh) know.

New Blueberries by KarenShKarenSh, 27 Feb 2017 17:49