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Decorations are all going up in Town and Festivities taking place around town, Basildon’s lights switch on is on the 16th November 2013, Canvey Island has many activities going on with stalls, Christmas lights switch on, real reindeers and much more, there is an indoor Christmas market taking place at the Holiday Inn in Basildon on the 10th November.I hope everyone enjoys the build up to Christmas and don’t get too stressed. Autumn is well and truly set in and Winter is approaching fast. We have seen a large drop in temperatures and a lot of rain, please can you check that any older relatives or friends are putting their heating on to keep warm. Stay and Play Indoor Children play area’s Christmas Party dates have been announced, please book early as Halloween tickets sold out very quickly. Please log on to our website www. eblonline.co.uk to see all our Money saving vouchers, there are some great offers and new offers updated on a monthly basis. You can register for free for monthly updates of our vouchers. Let us know your comments and if there is anything you would like to

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Worrying Makes You Fat Page 6

Win 2 Tickets to Buddy Holly Page 8

Danny Green Fund Page 12

Essex Gardening Section Page 14-16

Granola Flapjack Recipe Page 20

Whats On Page Page 22 Win a Party for 10 Page 24

Community Safety Update Page 26

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at least a third, not only will this make lifting it easier it will also help the plant if it is carrying less weight. Prepare a hole where you want to move the shrub to, the hole needs to be 1 ½ times the depth and at least twice the circumference of the plants root ball. Fill the hole with water and give the plant to be moved a good soaking to reduce damage to roots.

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Once this is done trench around the shrub at least 12” away from the main stem, very large shrubs will need to be trenched at least 18” away from the main stem using a spade to cut through any straggly roots, then with a fork carefully work your way around the shrub lifting gently to ease the roots away from the soil. You may have to move around the shrub a few times before the plant lifts but time taken at this stage is most important to ensure less root breakage. Now the plant is free from the ground place it in the hole you have already prepared, spread the roots out as much as possible, back fill half of the hole with well rotted compost packing it in nice and tightly around the roots and stem. Water the shrub once again and then back fill the rest of the hole with the soil you dug out. Press firming all around with your heel to compact the soil and eradicate any air pockets that might have been created. Leave the soil banked up slightly around the area you have worked as there will be a certain amount of sinkage once the soil settles. Water 2-3 times a week for a month if we don’t have any good downpours and don’t worry too much is the shrub wilts a little this is quite normal, as long as you got most of the roots out it should pick up.

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