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your life, your home, your community. Have we all got Olympic fever now, after that fantastic opening ceremony? I thought it was a mixture of a thoughtful, fun and educational event, which suited all ages and cultures. I was expecting more pure entertainment, so was pleasantly surprised to see our history celebrated across the years. I learned a few things from it too, as it unfolded over the evening. I was shocked that someone described it as ‘lefty, political rubbish’ or words to that effect. But yes, I’ve definitely caught the Olympic bug and have been watching as much as I can. In particular, I really got into the women’s cycling on Sunday and am astounded at how young all the athletes are. To my knowledge we have no locals competing, but please let me know if I am mistaken about this as it would be great to hear about them. Mind you, we did have an overseas Olympic team staying and training locally, mentioned on Friday night as the teams came out during the opening ceremony, which was great to hear. And whilst we’re talking about exceptional people, let’s not forget the unsung local heroes that do a lot of work in the community with little recognition, to whom we would also love to give gold medals. Well done to those involved with the Worthenbury Blues and Roots festival. It was a major achievement to have gone ahead with the event at all, after the 5 consecutive wet months we’ve had. They still managed to have a great day!

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Let’s hope we get a dry day for the Rossett Village Festival over the bank holiday weekend. The weather makes or breaks events like this, but even if it’s not the greatest of days please still go and support your village festival. There’s always lots of indoor things to do and see there. This wet weather certainly has a lot to answer for! Thanks to the local resident who reminded me about the difficulties which the farming industry has experienced this year with its crops. A lot of rain and little sun have affected farming produce, such as the veggies we take for granted. Financially, this area of farming has suffered a great deal this year. Being a rural area we have local farms that will have been affected. Other areas such as garden centres have been affected too. The weather has hardly inspired us to go mad outdoors this year, has it? Traditionally, we have more DIY work done in the spring and summer as we wait for warmer, dryer weather in order to cope with the inconvenience of big jobs we need to get done, such as painting, building work etc, and I guess that’s taken a hit too. We are already living in a difficult economic climate and this weather has been a further kick in the teeth for some industries. Mind you, on the opposite side of the coin there are some industries which have benefitted too. I suppose that’s life!

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Sunday 7th October 2012 Last year’s MBNA Chester Marathon was enjoyed by runners and spectators alike, whilst also raising an estimated half a million pounds for local and national charities. This year’s course is unchanged from last year, incorporating iconic local landmarks along the route as it passes through both England and Wales. The route has been agreed with Highways Authorities and Police. To ensure the safety of runners, spectators and members of the public, the race will take place on closed roads. During these road closure times, diversions will be in place. Roads will only be closed for the minimum period necessary to ensure safety. In Lavister and Rossett road closures affect Chester Road, Darland Lane, Gamford Lane and Rossett Road between 9:00 and 13:30. Runners have completed a third of their race as they run through Lavister & Rossett, and they will appreciate some encouragement – so why not go out to spectate and cheer. Keep your eyes open for the local residents taking part in this international field. If you don’t fancy running yourself, you can still be part of this great experience by

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Last month I announced my intention to visit Bath, mainly to see my Yorkie friend Digby. Immediately that I set foot in the city centre I was recognised: a German tourist stopped me and asked if I would pose for a photograph and also give my autograph. This fame thing is becoming a bit of a bind. Last month it was being allegedly pictured in Monte Carlo and this month in Bath. To be quite honest I am having real problems with Himself; he is becoming insanely jealous. He recently found out that if you put ‘West Highland Ramblings – Rossett’ into Google it produces far more hits than he himself could ever hope for. Then on top of this, Robbie has taken to genuflecting every time I pass him. Furthermore, a famous artist is negotiating with me to sit for him; he wishes to make a caricature of me. Well, that is OK just so long as it is not a cartoon; there is a standard below which a Scottish gentleman of refinement cannot go. Oh yes, back to my holiday. I was taken on a 22 mile-long steam railway ride, only to find, yet again, that I was being treated like royalty. I was shown into a carriage that 8

had a beautiful brass plaque stating that it had been brought to the West Somerset Railway directly from the West Highland line. What else did I do? Oh yes, we went to Wells. Humans never fail to surprise me - going to Wells when it has been raining solidly for five days! Ah well, that is the last of my trips for a while. I heard Himself muttering something about kennels. Well, if he thinks that he is sending me to anywhere other than a 5 star establishment, he can think again. Have I told you that the aforementioned Robbie is now using Skype to communicate with his family? When I asked Striker if he had tried Skype he said he preferred to stick to Pedigree Chum; clearly he is not into modern communications.Those of you who watched the opening of the Olympics will have noticed that, rather surprisingly, I did not make an appearance. The reality is that I was invited to parachute out of a certain helicopter. I had agreed, but when I found out that I was to be merely an understudy to a certain Welsh breed of dog, I withdrew and chewed up my equity card. Have fun, Douglas xx


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Gresford Craft Group was founded in 1980 and put on its first display of work at a coffee morning held in Church House on the 25th June 1981. The display became an annual event in the village calendar and in 1988 the group first displayed in All Saints Church at the invitation of the recently-arrived new Vicar (now Canon), David Griffiths. The first show was very successful, attracting craftlovers from miles around and the vicar prevailed on the members of the group to make it an annual event. Wrexham Quilting Circle is younger and began soon after the opening of the new Memorial Hall in 1988. This group (many members belong to both groups) has ever since also mounted an exhibition in the Memorial Hall at the same time that the Craft Group has their own in the church. The village really comes alive and has a special buzz during the four June days when the exhibitions are on. The activity centres around the Hall, the Church and Church House where members of the groups serve morning coffees, lunches and afternoon teas to appreciative visitors. The Plant Stall and Tombola are also to be found in Church House. Sales Stalls have moved recently to the Blue Room in the Memorial Hall, with 10

the quilting exhibition filling the adjacent Green Room. Visitors come from far and wide thanks to the renown of the members’ skills, built up over the past twenty-five years. We also invite other groups to join us to widen the appeal of the event, especially to non-stitchers. This year, space was given to Clwyd Spinners and Weavers, Wrexham and District Photographic Society and the Cheshire Borders Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild. The Art Group, a spin-off of the Craft Group, also exhibits annually, as does the group known as the Cestrian Quilters. The Vicar was recently in South Wales. He was asked where he lived and when he replied, he was astonished when his questioner told him she often visited to attend the summer exhibitions! This year, we have raised £6,000 and have given £1,200 each to the church, the hall and to Nightingale Hospice. We have also donated £600 each to Dynamic, CHICS, Dogs for the Disabled and RNIB Cymru. Our shows next year will run from Tuesday 18th – Friday 21st June. We look forward to welcoming you then. Val Shields. Chairman.


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Wrexham's new industrial estate access road was officially opened today by Carl Sargeant, AM, Minister with responsibility for Transport. During the opening ceremony the Minister cut a banner over one of the newly constructed bridges on the road and unveiled a plaque that will be set in slate at the Northern Access of the road. The road was then opened to a cavalcade of over 60 vehicles associated with the Industrial Estate who made their way over the bridge and into the Estate. The £30.3 million road provides new and improved north and south access to the Estate, one of the largest in Europe, and has been entirely funded by the Welsh Government. Wrexham Council appointed Birse Civils to undertake the construction work and their successful partnership has seen the road finished on time and on budget. The Minister said: “This is a project that exemplifies the Welsh Government working closely with the local authority to deliver local priorities on time and within budget.” “With improved links the Industrial Estate will provide a welcome boost to the local economy and improve the quality of life for residents near the industrial estate by taking heavy traffic away from their homes.” “This new access road reflects our commitment to further improving the transport infrastructure across Wales and will play a key part in improving

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the competitiveness of businesses located on the Estate.” Cllr Ian Roberts, Mayor of Wrexham, said: "This is a historic day for Wrexham Industrial Estate, its businesses and workers, who have all waited so patiently for this opening. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Welsh Government for their commitment to the area in ensuring the money was made available for this essential link to the Estate." Paul Bird, Commercial Director, Birse Civils North said: “We are delighted to deliver this project ahead of schedule. The team worked tirelessly to deliver the project with minimal disruption to the local community and the roads they leave behind will no doubt be of great benefit to Wrexham and the wider community.” The road brings with it fantastic new opportunities for investment in Wrexham which has easy road access to the North West and is within a two hour drive of one third of the Uk's population and half of its manufacturing industry. The need for this vital link was identified as far back as the 1970's and funding became available from the Welsh Government in the 1990's. Since that time extensive consultation, preparation and a public enquiry have been undertaken to bring the road to its opening today.


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The soggy summer weather dumped on Britain by the jet stream left more northerly parts short of water with the consequence that many wetland breeding birds, having failed to rear young, embarked on their southward migration much earlier than usual. By mid-July Welsh wetlands were providing refuge for flocks of wading birds such as Blacktailed Godwits from Iceland, still in their brickred breeding plumage. The RSPB reserves at Burton-on-Wirral and Conwy have recorded Dunlins, Knots and Spotted Redshanks, all in their summer finery. Locally, while we have yet to turn up something exotic, the distinctive calls of Curlews on passage have been heard from birds stopping off to rest and feed in damp fields en route for their wintering grounds. Meanwhile many of our resident breeders are still feeding voracious fledglings. Blue Tits seem to have had a productive summer judging by the number of youngsters coming to garden feeders. Juvenile Blue Tits can be readily distinguished from adults because they are much more yellow in colour and also, in comparison with their scruffy moulting parents, positively immaculate. Other species whose young can be identified by brighter yellow feathers are Willow Warblers. Young Robins, unlike Blue Tits, are drab to look at, being streaky brown and spotty and lacking 16

colourful red breasts. This inconspicuous plumage makes for good camouflage and prevents them from being regarded as potential rivals by territorially aggressive adults. Some young Blackbirds can be confusing. Those with strongly spotted breasts can be easily misidentified either as Song Thrushes or even possible hybrids. Blackbirds and thrushes are closely related members of the same family. Cross-breeds have occurred in captivity but in the wild hybrids are very unlikely. Our garden Blackbirds, like House Sparrows and Robins, are very partial to mealworms and one individual has been observed cramming 23 in its beak. In fairness it must be admitted it was feeding young at the time.


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ensure that there is no repetition of this performance. North Wales Police I am concerned that the changes to the design of the North Wales Police website, which removes the links between PCSO’s & CBM’s and Wards is a retrograde step.There is no longer a direct contact number to the local PCSO; calls are routed via the 101 service. It is important that there is a clear link between local police and the community they serve. It is also clear that the 101 service is not fit for purpose; my own experience, together with a number of complaints received, indicates serious shortcomings. I will be raising this at a regional level at the new North Wales Safer Communities Board, on which I now sit. Railway Crossing Station Road The much awaited new gates have been fitted to the crossing. This now means that all users, including people in wheel chairs and on mobility scooters, can now cross safely. Full marks to Community Councillor Gerallt Smith for persistence! Chester Road I am continuing to press for the resurfacing of Chester Road to be completed during the school holidays. Unfortunately, the work programme has been seriously delayed due to the bad weather. Hopefully it will be started soon.

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Rossett’s Big Day the Village Festival • Saturday Aug 25th Darland Sports Centre, Chester Rd, Rossett 12.30pm - 5pm Dog Show • Flower Show • Art Show Farndon Brass Band • Carrots the Clown Bouncy Castle • stalls and refreshments Pony Rides • Cycling • Tennis the lady from the Cocoa Rooms Pony and Traps arriving at 12.45pm Classic Car parade at 1pm from Marford Mill Admission £2 for adults, accompanied children free. Want to get involved? It’s not too late. If you want to learn more or to get involved contact Stuart on 01244 577993 or Barbara on 01244 571557

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The 8th Worthenbury Blues & Roots Festival – 30th June Following weeks of uncertain weather a decision was made to hold this year’s Worthenbury Blues & Roots Festival in a large marquee and it proved to be an excellent decision. Whilst overall numbers were down compared to previous years (probably due to the weather), those who attended were dry and comfortable and enjoyed eight acts from all over the blues genre, whilst also enjoying the excellent food and real ale that was served up by the village hall committee.

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The musicians present were quite varied, from the larger-than-life acoustic duo Tom Attah and Frannie Eubanks to the outstanding mellow electric guitar of Steve Roux, from the Brass Knuckle Blues Band. Then there was the raw, humorous wit of Aussie Rory Ellis to the retro rocking rhythm and blues of headliners Big Boy Bloater and The Limits. Whatever the style, each act was warmly applauded and the general feedback was very positive. Indeed, one reviewer from the British Blues Press remarked that Worthenbury is now firmly established as the best UK one-day blues festival. With the proceeds earmarked for improvements to the village hall, the hard work and planning was worth the effort. A big "thank you" goes to all our sponsors and helpers and particularly to Essentially Yours magazine for their valuable help in promoting the event. Pete Evans Images © Ian Williams Photography


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NORTHERN MARCHES CYMRU WHO ARE WE AND WHAT DO WE DO? Whether you are looking to save the planet or just save money on household bills the Rural Environmental Project will be able to offer you/your community advice on the best way to go about it. This project also has a grant scheme in which local community groups can apply to for help with environmental projects.

Youth Engagement Project/Launch Grant Scheme

Northern Marches Cymru is recognised by Wrexham County Borough Council as the delivery body for rural regeneration programmes in rural Wrexham. We currently administer the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, bringing with it a suite of projects, which range from developing local food to supporting rural businesses. Below is a brief summary of the current projects we have.

Rural Environmental Project The Rural Environmental Project is an exciting new project that is helping help communities in rural Wrexham discover renewable energy, look at how to reduce their carbon footprint, energy use and access the natural environment.

The project to looking to get young people involved in their communities, have their say on issues that are important to them and to help them improve the quality of life for young people living in rural Wrexham. There are lots of projects within the Youth Engagement Project that you can get involved in and benefit from. For example, if you’re looking to start your own business, are 16-30 and live in rural Wrexham, then you maybe eligible for a Grant up to £3000 to get your business idea up and running.

Wrexham’s Heritage & Culture Work is underway to further conserve the remains of Holt Castle and to improve the interpretation of the Castle to make it more understandable to the visiting public and educational groups and for the Castle to become the focus of activities to celebrate the heritage of the Village of Holt. We also have a Heritage and Culture Grant Scheme, which offers Grant assistance for schemes that allow communities and community groups to celebrate, conserve and protect their own heritage.


Local Food First Wrexham If you are a local food or drink producer from rural Wrexham please get in touch. The project has funding available for launching new products, accessing new markets, developing co-operation initiatives, marketing, promotion and events. Visit www.localfoodfirstwrexham. co.uk

Rural Business Support, Rural Business Grants, and Bilingualism in Business A powerhouse of tailored support and funding for small businesses in rural areas, delivering the concept of tailor made support, advice and grants to raise economic activity in the rural areas of Wrexham. The support will focus on adding value to the businesses already established as well as attracting inward investment opportunities and developing their use of the Welsh Language. Two grants are available via this project, Business Grants up to ÂŁ5000 and Bilingual in Business up to ÂŁ1,600.

World Heritage Site Tourism project The project offers a number of activities to develop and maximise the tourism potential of having our very own World Heritage Site in Wrexham; The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal. A number of interactive information points at key locations along the World Heritage Site will be installed, Digital marketing experts are available to support local tourism businesses to capitalise on the power of the World Heritage Site and Grant funding is also available to help tourism businesses raise their quality standards. If you would like any information on Northern Marches Cymru or the projects. Call 01978 298381 email nmc@wrexham.gov.uk or visit www.northernmarchescymru.co.uk We look forward to hearing from you!


Michael’s Marathon Challenge for Local Cancer Charity, CHICS

Fifteen year old Michael, who lives in Rossett and attends Darland School, has set himself a marathon challenge during his summer holidays to help raise funds for CHICS. CHICS provide information and support for children and their families affected by cancer in the North Wales, Cheshire and Liverpool area. Michael will be retracing the 192 mile long distance Coast to Coast walk created by the late Alfred Wainwright, which starts from St Bees on the Cumbrian coast to Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Yorkshire coast. The 192 mile challenge passes through the picturesque scenery of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors National Parks. It involves climbing and descending 24,000 feet (more than twice the height climbed when ascending from Everest base camp to Everest summit!). It will take Michael 14 days to complete and he will be walking up to 24 miles in a single day. Michael has been training for this challenge for a several years, giving up at least one weekend a month walking in the lakes with his dad and climbing most of the 214 Wainwright fells in the process. If you would like to sponsor Michael and help him to raise £1,500 for CHICS, please visit his My Donate website to make an online donation. Please visit the website below https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/ michaelscoasttocoast All sponsors and donations would be very much appreciated in helping him to reach his target of £1,500. Thank You.

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EVENTS & WORKSHOPS IN AUGUST FUN SAND CREATIONS WORKSHOP Friday 17th August: 10.30am - 4.30pm Bring the kids to Craft Days Workshop at The Plassey and enjoy making fun coloured sand creations. Sand creations start at £2.00 per creation.

ARCHERY IN THE TEA GARDEN Saturday 18th August: 10.30am - 4pm £2.00 for 6 arrows & tuition

JEWELLERY & BEAD WORKSHOP

Saturday 18th August: 10.30am - 4.30pm An opportunity to make unique pieces of jewellery for yourself or make an item of jewellery to give as a gift. Items start at £1.50

JINGLE BUGS CRAFT WORKSHOP

Saturday 25th August: 10.30am - 4.30pm Come to the Plassey Craft days Workshop and have fun making your own jingling bugs and spiders £2.50 per bug

THE PLASSEY SUMMER FUN DAY EVENT

Sunday 26th August - 10.30am - 4pm Come and have some fun in our tea garden this Bank Holiday!! Bungee Trampolines, Climbing Wall, Face Painting, Kids Crafts, Whizz Bang Cakes Cup Cake Decorating & Bouncy Castle

PULFORD & POULTON LOCAL HISTORY GROUP WEDNESDAY 15TH AUGUST

Visit to the Poulton Dig Guided tour by Mike Emery, Site Director. Meet at the Dig at 2:30pm.

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BOOK SALE

Christ Church Rossett is having a book sale at the Village Festival in aid of Church funds. If you have any books you'd like to donate please leave them in church (open every day) or I'm happy to collect. Richard Huxley 01244 570201 or richardhuxley@hotmail.com

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Rossett Parish Church All abilities Holy communion service 2nd Tuesday of every month 11am. This service is especially designed around the needs of the disabled with transport, wheelchairs and assistance. It is a friendly, homely service and refreshments available after the service. All faiths welcome. Everyone welcome. Pauline Walker (vicar) 01978 852262 Mary taylor 01244 570242

CAR BOOT SALE Sat 15th Sept 9am - noon

IMPORTANT NOTICE

We endeavour for all events to be in date when you receive your magazine. However, sometimes events will be imminent or have been and gone and this is because we haven’t been given enough notice to publicise the event, or have control over how soon you read the magazine, and of course some of you get the magazines before others due to volume of delivery. We still publish them for those people that read the magazine straight away and do so in the hope that a few people will be able to support the event and attend at short notice.

at the Bungalow, Darland Lane, Lavister Refreshments and home made cake stalls £6 per boot Tel: 01244 570242 proceeds in aid of Christ church Rossett

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GRESFORD ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Saturday 1st September 12 - 4pm Home-made cakes • Craft items Bric-aBrac • Nearly new toys Genuine gemstone jewellery • Books There will also be a Bran Tub and a Tombola stall and a BBQ. All will be held indoors Entry £1 for adults, children are free. As always, all proceeds will go in support of the Armed Forces and their families


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Dear Residents, Over the last few months, North Wales Police have been actively recruiting new Police Community Support Officers. This is good news for all, especially for residents in the ward of Gresford East and West as your new PCSO for this area is now on independent patrol, meeting local residents/ businesses and community groups. His name is PCSO Daniel George. Please can I remind all residents and businesses about the need to be extra vigilant with security, especially in the current climate of warm weather we are having. This can be an ideal time for opportunists to strike! If windows or doors are left open and items are on display, these can easily be a target for criminals so please keep this in mind when you are in the back garden and your front doors or windows are left open. On Wednesday 8th August at 6.30pm, I have arranged an environmental litter pick at the Gresford Skate Park and surrounding areas. The aim is to encourage local youths to become involved with this activity in order to raise awareness of issues relating to litter and the setting of fires. Through working in partnership with ‘Keep Wales Tidy’, Gresford and Marford youth detached workers and North Wales Fire Service, we will all be at 36

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                                           

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A little reminder about our photo competition. Here is the chance to shine on the front cover of ‘essentiallyours’. I have decided to give myself a break! And hand over the creative frontage to you. It’s quite straight forward really, all I want you to do is come up with a front cover photograph for the September issue of Essentiallyours. That gives you plenty of time to get your act together to create a masterpiece fit to grace the front of 4000 magazines delivered in your area. Now, here come the technical bits and the very loose rules I have just made up, so concentrate! The photograph MUST be portrait format, not landscape! Which means, it must be long and thin, not short and fat. It must also be a recent, local photograph, as lovely as they are, I don’t want a shot of Big Ben or one of your wife on the beach at Bangor! For copyright purposes the image must be your own, please don’t be scanning in a Lord Lichfield from some magazine and passing it 44

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Last summer Beryl Blackmore and I went on a pilgrimage to Iona with a group of fellow Methodists from Wrexham. We so enjoyed the experience we wanted to share it with others. Beryl has planned a walk around the Marford and Gresford area with points of interest along the way. If you are interested in joining our walk, it will take place on Sunday 23rd September, leaving Gresford Methodist Church at 3pm. We will return for tea in the church hall at 5pm. Rev.Richard Sharples, our Superintendent Minister, was a Warden on the island of Iona and shared our experience last year. He will come with us, and will conduct an Iona style Holy Communion Service in our Methodist Church at 6pm. It will be an afternoon to remember. If you want more details please contact me on 01244 571048.


Back behind the counter after my summer hols in Devon. There is something a bit special about waking up and looking out over the sea glinting white and silver in the sunshine whilst enjoying breakfast. To all of my customers that knew I was going to try surfing standing up as opposed to kneeling or lying on my stomach holding on for dear life, I can let you know I succeeded in a fashion, points for style would not be awarded. However please be warned I realised lifting cases of wine daily does not prepare you for the demands of catching those waves. I have to thank everyone that enjoyed the great offer on the Italian Primitivo recently and can say that it is a great summer red ideal to enjoy by the glass or with chicken dishes especially. Over the next few months we have some important dates: August is our Summer Sale of wines 25th – 31st. We are also busy compiling the Christmas gifts & hampers. Apologies for the lack of tastings!

September is “Wines of Chile” month and will run all month more details will be emailed to everyone of this new and I hope exciting promotion. September also sees me working again supporting Delmar Travel on one of their great events. I am also going to be tasting a lot of new wines, so in October we will have another Customer Panel Tasting. October We will be putting on a vertical tasting of the iconic wine from the Lebanon Chateau Musar, more details later. The Tasting Panel will meet date will be 11th October November the 15th is the date of our second annual tasting with over 100 wines available to taste, we will be hosting the event at the Ramada Hotel in Wrexham and tickets for customers are free via their email and to noncustomers will be £12 per person and available to purchase from the shop. Once again thank you for all your support.

The sale of real ale by the Pin (36 pints) has been going really well and I would like to thank Richard for being true to his business name ‘Mr Fixit’ for the great stand he made to hold the pin securely in position.

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Here are a few pointers to get you started in the garden this month. Flower garden - Ensure containerised plants especially evergreens never go short of water during the summer while they’re developing their flower buds for next spring’s display. A shortage of water now can lead to a case of bud drop next year for plants, such as camellias and rhododendrons. Pots that have dried out should be submerged in water and left to soak for a few hours, ideally in a bowl, bath or water-butt. Even if it rains, pots often remain dry as they stand in the rain shadow of a house and their foliage acts as an umbrella. Support the stems of tall perennials and lilies with bamboo canes and watch out for lily beetles and their larvae. Pick any off and destroy them immediately. Deadhead roses as the blooms fade, cutting off the flowers just above the uppermost leaf on the stem. Trim back lavender bushes after flowering to remove the old blooms and shoot tips. Take care not to cut back too heavily into any old wood. Removing faded flowers from perennials and annual plants will also ensure a continued display of blooms. 48

Holiday watering - There are several things you can do to help prevent plants drying out. Move any baskets and containers out of full sun to a position where they are shaded at the height of the day. Stand terracotta pots on gravel trays topped up with water, so the pots can gradually absorb the reservoir of liquid. You can also install an automatic trickle watering system on an outside tap, which is controlled by a timer and will turn water on and off each day. Continue taking summer cuttings of fuchsias, pelargoniums and tender perennials. These root quickly at this time of year, forming sturdy young plants that will successfully overwinter on a bedroom windowsill. Many houseplants, including coleus and African violets, can also be propagated from cuttings now. Trim hedges, especially hedging conifers that can become tall and annoy neighbours. Pests - Watch out for ants nesting in patio pots, where they can disturb root growth and reduce a plant’s performance. Standing pots in a large saucer of water helps deter them from settling in. Vine weevil is a particular problem in greenhouses and patio pots. Now is a good time to treat compost with biological pest control nematodes, which search out and kill weevil larvae. They can also be applied to the soil around attacked plants.


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Chilli beef shepherd’s pie Makes 4. Ingredients: 2 tsp olive oil 1 large onion , chopped 2 tsp cumin seeds 500g lean minced beef 2 garlic cloves , crushed 420g can kidney beans in chilli sauce 400g can chopped tomatoes 1kg parsnips peeled and chopped into chunks How it’s done: 1. H  eat the oil in a large frying pan, then soften the onion with 1 tsp cumin for a few mins. Push the onion to the edge of the pan, add the beef, then brown well, breaking up the lumps as you go. Add the garlic, kidney beans, chopped tomatoes and half a can of water, season and cover, then simmer for 20 mins. 2. M  eanwhile, cook the parsnips in boiling salted water until tender, drain well, then mash with some freshly milled black pepper and a little salt. Heat the grill to high. Tip the chilli mince into a large ovenproof dish, spoon over the mash, scatter with the remaining cumin seeds, then grill for 5 mins until golden.

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