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September 2019

This month’s main event will be the UCI Road World Championships, in which we are promised the world’s top riders visiting the district for the UK’s biggest sporting event so far this year. No, they won’t be riding round the Orchard on the 29th, but local schoolchildren are currently involved in a competition to produce a Land Art installation (using paint plus a huge sheet of polythene to protect the grass) which  on the day will adorn a site outside the Burgoyne Hotel. Should be good for TV coverage of the event!

Meanwhile, plans are afoot to celebrate  Apple Day on Saturday October 26th, between 10am & 1pm. There hasn’t been a great crop this year, but unsprayed ( even better than organic?) apples will be on sale, and you can even juice your own apples for free! Just wash, peel and roughly chop, and bring your own plastic bottles to take away.

A tortoiseshell butterfly enjoys the sunshine whilst resting on a sedum spectabile. Bees are loving the new cosmos plants.  

Dahlias and astrantia add a splash of late summer colour.