Car Tax Renewal
The Post Office offers a next day service to renew car tax, provided you supply all necessary documents with your payment.
Our Autumn Show will be taking place about the same time as you receive this edition of Chipperfield News. It usually proves to be our best show of the year and we hope to see you there. Also, dont forget that our shop is currently closing at ll.3Oam on Saturdays now that the nights are closing
in, and will continue to do so until the end of October.
Although activities in the vegetable garden have concentrated on harvesting rather than cultivation recently, there is still plenty of work to be done. The winter leeks have been dibbled into the spaces left by the early potatoes, the spring cabbages have been sown and the supports for the raspberries have been reconstructed since this years crop was so heavy that they collapsed under the strain. Meanwhile the war on pests has continued unabated, although the slug and snail population seems to be showing no signs of decline and I have spent many a happy hour scouring the brassica patch for clusters of Cabbage White Butterfly eggs. Im obviously not the only one with such problems, since during our highly successful visit to Yalding in June, many of our members were overheard asking the resident gardeners how they coped. For those of you who were unable to make the trip, I can recommend a visit next time you are in the Maidstone area, as it really is a fascinating place.
Finally, a couple of “advertisements”. One of our members has a l4ft x lOft cedar framed greenhouse which is free to a good home. Give me a ring on 01923 268852 if you are interested and Ill put you in touch. Also, I have had a letter from Mr Tony Massingham of the charity Age Concern Dacorum. They are looking for volunteers to help elderly and disabled people in the area to tend their gardens. If you feel you might have a little time to help this worthy cause please contact the charity direct at Half Moon Yard, High Street, Hemel Hempstead or phone 01442 259049 for further details.