Key tasks this month are to warm up your beds and get prepared for spring.
Add well rotted manure or compost to empty beds
Cover beds with black polythene to warm the soil
Clear up general garden debris (leaves, weeds, old plants) to keep pests to a minimum
Keep on top of frosts if you’re growing winter salads
Clean greenhouse windows and polytunnels
Clean pots for spring
There’s not a huge amount to plant this month, but you can soon plant up garlic, onion and shallot sets and start getting soil ready for asparagus and potatoes
Order seeds and plug plants for later delivery
Sit out in the current sunshine, enjoy a cuppa and look at the plant catalogue and dream!!
Please feel free to contact the Group Officers, as follows:
Chair – Dave Freak
Secretary – Keith Cooper
Treasurer – Louise Reeve
Donations to ATG
If you would like to support the work of the Tree Group by making a donation to help cover the costs of essential tree guards or the purchase of trees for planting, that would be very much appreciated.
Account details are:
Account Name: Asby Tree Group
Sort code: 20-55-41
Account number : 50979708
We will be working with local landowners to identify small areas of land that can be used to plant trees or hedges. Occasional requests will go out to members, seeking volunteers to survey areas of land to assess the age and health of trees and to identify possible planting areas, as well as to take part in planting trees and hedges. These activities will normally be scheduled to last for no more than three hours.
The Tree Group has insurance to cover members carrying out these activities.
A membership form can be downloaded here,
or obtained from the Secretary:
There is currently no membership fee.
COVID Policy (Feb.2022)
Unfortunately Covid-19 has not gone away, and we still want everyone to feel safe whilst being able to enjoy the film.
We use ‘cabaret-style’ seating around suitably spaced tables.
We recommend that you continue to wear a face covering when moving around the village hall, though this may be removed whilst you are seated.
It would also be appreciated if you could complete an antigen (lateral flow) test before attending. (We are more than happy to refund your ticket should your test unfortunately prove positive.)