November is a month of remembering, from All Saints to All Souls, to Armistice Day and then, ‘Remember remember the 5th of November’, fireworks and bonfires.
Bulbs, Memorial, Trees & Drains
The hot, dry summers we get now are not conducive to growing potatoes. Once the temperature exceeds 25 degrees, potatoes go into survival mode and the yield suffers.
GQT – Many thanks from Scruton Allotments to everyone who supported our Gardeners’ Question Time, we raised over £200!
Tuesday 18 Oct. began sunny but by mid-afternoon the easterly wind and grey clouds brought a huge migration of red-wings and blackbirds from Scandinavia.
The Parish Council have received a complaint from the grass cutters that they had to clean their machines from excessive dog mess after the last cut.
In the farming game, the snakes are more numerous and the ladders are getting shorter. Government policies are changing fast and are less predictable.
Summer is over and after a very good breeding season and swallows, house martins and swifts are on their way to Africa.
Scruton’s Harvest Supper will be on Friday 14th October at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall.
Revised plans for this event will be circulated shortly via Network Scruton and have been posted on the Allotments web site.
The Allotment Association are holding a Gardeners’ Question Time for all garden based topics at 7 pm on the 20 October in the village hall.
There will be a Quiz Night in support of Thankful Village Fireworks at the Coore Arms, 7 pm on Sunday 23 October.
The recent welcome rain has seen roses flowering for the second time. Later flowering perennials such as Helianthus and Michaelmas Daisies have recovered well from the dry weather.
The theme for this year’s Village Christmas Card is the Twelve Days of Christmas as created by Scruton residents in December 2021.
SPC would like to thank our County Councillor Annabel Wilkinson for unveiling the plaque for our Jubilee Tree.
Descendants of Henry Hutchinson, Scruton’s Station Master in the 1920s, visited Scruton in August and were amazed to see the renovations to the once derelict building.
As I write, harvest is now almost over, with one small area of spring barley remaining.
Another hot, dry month has spoilt many summer plants, but it has suited plants like lavender which has been covered in flowers.
After the success of last year’s Twelve Days of Christmas, we are going to try the 24 days of Advent this year.
We recently had a hummingbird hawk-moth feeding on flowers in our garden. These day time feeding moths migrate from around the Mediterranean to Britain and Northern Europe.
Rory Clarke has now stepped down as Treasurer for the Coore Memorial Hall and the village hall diary is now held by Jim & Michele Hargan
Keven Surtees, the recent hot weather, Mike Widmer
As SPC received no response from Yorkshire Water about the hole in Station Road, NYCC Councillor Annabel Wilkinson was asked to intercede on Scruton’s behalf.
Graham Bourne recently complained that he had ‘mole problems’ in his lawn. Sure enough there were the tell tale mole hills.