Too wet for the VPA

Well, it’s now the middle of October as I write this newsletter and instead of having a very dry allotment like last month, I now have an allotment which is like a quagmire.   Our weather is always ‘all or nothing’ – no rain throughout the summer and monsoon type rain in the autumn – what can we expect this winter?

Our Annual General Meeting takes place on Wednesday 6th November at 7.00pm In the Vale Room at Blewbury Village Hall. We will be announcing the Committee’s future plans for the VPA and we are pleased to confirm that members of the Didcot and District Wood Turner’s Club will be giving a demonstration on how they produce beautiful items from simple pieces of wood.

Please Join Us.

To end 2019 on a high note we will be holding our usual Annual Social on Saturday 7th December at Upton Village Hall. Our theme this year is “Around the World with the VPA ”. A two course meal will be served (which will cater for those with special dietary needs). Please bring any drinks you may want, although non-alcoholic drinks will be available. We have an unusual table quiz and a couple of extra special indoor games!!  Everyone is welcome, so why not make it a family evening out. Tickets are £9 per person.

Tickets will be available from the 1st November at Blewbury Post Office, or you can telephone and book your ticket with Margaret Maytham – 01235 850126 or Eileen Bracken – 01235 510095.    Please advise of any dietary requirements you may have, at the time of booking your ticket.Tickets will need to be booked by Tuesday 1st December at the latest.

DID YOU KNOW?  There is an old saying that if a shrub flowers before the middle of summer, prune it in the autumn; if afterwards, then wait till spring. There are exceptions to this, but generally it holds true.

Happy Gardening

Eileen