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VILLAGER

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AUGUST 2017

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INSIDE THIS MONTH 6 Fencing that needs no repair

AUGUST

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10 Set your summer garden a blaze with colour 14 Kinver Rotary elects new President flo owers and Knapweeds 16 GARDENINFG - Corn fl 20 How your income needs change over time 24 Making your garden Cat-Tastic 26 Dictionaries for students NKP at Holy Austin Rock 28 Volunteers from Arise support local school

CONTACT US 07726 790233 thevillagermag@yahoo.co.uk www.villagermagazine.co.uk Independently published the Villager magazines promote local business to local people. The Villager is delivered FREE monthly to homes and businesses in Bobbington, Kingswinford, Kinver, Himley, Stourton, Swindon, Wall Heath, Wollaston and Wordsley. Supporting local businesses, Community Groups, Societies, Charities and Schools.

No part of this publication may be reproduced without prior permission of the publisher. Whilst all reasonable effort is made to ensure accuracy, the publisher accepts no responsibility for omissions or errors within The Villager Magazine, or competence of any business or statement made by any contributor. Before entering into any expense or commitment readers must check facts for themselves.

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FENCING THAT NEEDS NO REPAIRS r shine o in a r , d in w come

DY fencing LTD is a locally based company and is the sole Colourfence franchisee for all DY postcode areas. Colourfence is the UK’s strongest maintenance free fence system and is guaranteed not to rot, warp or peel for 25 years and can withstand wind gusts of up to 130mph.

Father and son, Ron & Jay Moule run the company and believe there is nothing else on the market to match Colourfence it quite simply is ‘fit & forget’.

Jay told the Villager: “Obviously, you can buy cheaper inferior timber panels but with the need to treat panels on a yearly basis to help preserve them and replace them every so often, Colourfence offers very good value when you consider there are no ongoing maintenance costs.

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There are no footholds to aid climbing, no sharp edges, no splinters, and no chemical treatments meaning a safer fence for you, your children and your pets. Our infills are securely locked into the post and rails as a deterrent to intruders and a full range of lockable gates are available too.

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Set your summer garden

a blaze with colour Now’s the time to make the most of the late summer sun and get out and enjoy your garden. Plant Hunters’ Fairs are a great place to pick up some late colour or even to get ahead for next spring with bulbs and plants which can be planted now for an early show.

Saturday 2nd September sees the popular Plant Hunters' Fair return to Bodenham Arboretum, Wolverley. Entry to the fair and parking is completely free and there’s a great range of stalls to browse including world-renowned alpine and woodland specialist Edrom Nursery who are coming all the way down from Berwickshire. We also welcome RHS Gold Medallists Packhorse Farm Nursery from Derbyshire with their great value trees and shrubs with a particular focus on Acers, Hall Farm Nursery, Wildegoose Nursery and well-known plantsman Bob Brown’s Cotswold Garden Flowers specialising in rare plants of all kinds. In total, there will be fourteen wonderful nurseries. The lakeside restaurant will be open serving hot and cold drinks, lunches and snacks using produce from the arboretum’s own farm. If you want to explore the 156-acre arboretum, there is a separate charge. The fair runs from 11am– 4pm. Use DY11 5TB for Satnav.

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Then on Sunday 10th September the fair makes a return visit to the grand setting of Weston Park, Weston- Under- Lizard.

This brilliant plant fair features some of the country’s most highly respected nurseries and growers and has become a firm favourite with garden lovers. The nurseries will offer a great range of plants with everything from alpine bulbs to acers; fuchsias to foliage plants and grasses to geraniums and lots, lots more. It is also the perfect time to plant, ready for next year’s bloom and the nursery folk will be more than happy to give you the benefit of their experience on how to plant and care for the plants you buy so you can get the best from them.” Visitors can also explore the formal gardens, enjoy the woodland walks and walled garden and there is an adventure playground for the kids. This is a great chance to enjoy the changing season at Weston and pick up some great ideas and Plant Hunters’ Fairs have arranged a staggeringly low entry price of just £2.50 for the fair, gardens and grounds. The fair runs from 10am-4pm. For Satnav use TF11 8LE. You can get full details of the venues and the nurseries attending from www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk

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Members of Kinver Rotary Club have elected Clive Corbett of Mount Pleasant, Kingswinford, as their new president, succeeding Rtn Ian Maddock who completed a second term in the office.

Clive, who joined the Kinver Club in 2007, recently retired as head teacher at Pershore High School, a position he has held since 2002. While working at Pershore he took a keen interest in the life of the town, regularly visiting the town’s Rotary club, who presented him with a Service Recognition Award to mark his 15 years as Head.

His contribution to town life was also recognised by the Town Council earlier this year when one of the roads on a new housing development opposite his school was named Corbett Close.

Outside school, Clive has been a life-long supporter of Wolverhampton Wanderers, so much so that he has written two books about the club. He also writes for the Black Country Bugle, while his other sporting interests cover cricket and golf. In addition to taking the helm at Kinver Rotary Club, where he is to support the Place2Be Charity during his year in office, Clive intends to continue researching family history, gardening, walking and undertaking consultancy work.

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Cornflowers and Knapweeds We all love to see cornflowers growing wild, although it is a very rare sight these days. These wildflowers are the annual Centaurea cyanus that can be grown from seed each year. There are however, lots of perennial types that have the same shuttlecock flowers but come up year after year in the garden. Cornflowers and Knapweeds all belong under the name of Centaurea which harks back to the ancient Greek legends regarding their healing properties.

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It isn’t just the flowers that provide garden interest. Many varieties have grey leaves often divided into lacy filigree. The flower buds are clothed in woody, shiny or spiny scales and can be almost jewel-like

One of my favourite natives is Centaurea nigra, known as Hardheads or Black Knapweed. It grows in all kinds of grassland and is a favourite of bees and butterflies all through the summer. The variety Elstead with larger, frillier flowers and the pure white variety, Waterfall White, are equally tough. Another native, Greater Knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa), grows well in our garden seeding around gently.

There are many varieties suitable for the garden that enjoy the rough and tumble of the crowded border or naturalistic planting. The Giant Yellow Knapweed, Centaurea macrocephala has perhaps one of the most iconic flowers of the genus. The large globular yellow flowers resemble a giant thistle or cardoon flower. The buds are deep bronze and attractive in their own right. It would be a shame to dead head too promptly as the dead petals form a wig of brown hair atop the head-like seed pods

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Most gardeners will know Centaurea montana, the Mountain Bluet, for its blue flowers, grey-green leaves and low growing, running habit. There are lots of new colours available now: the white-flowered Alba Carnea is flesh pink; Joyce mid rose; Purpurea is royal purple, Ochraleuca is very pale yellow and Purple Heart is white with an attractive purple centre. The new variety Jordy is a “must have” plant with large burgundy flowers. It is more upright and reblooms through to the autumn if cut back hard after each crop of flowers finish. Centaurea are one of the best bee plants in the garden, particularly for bumblebees. In our garden, we have spotted many species of bumblebee regularly visiting Centaurea in large numbers. Butterflies are also attracted to the flowers to fuel up with nectar.

Whilst deadheading flowers is useful for us gardeners, it’s well worth leaving seed heads on to allow charms of goldfinches (and occasionally Redpolls) to come take their fill of the seeds, even in mid-summer and particularly through the winter. Centaureas will grow in most soil types including sticky clay but if your soil is very acid you may find a dressing of powdered limestone each spring is useful. Spreading types can be divided before or between flowering.

Blow - Janet & I run Special Perennials, website www.specialperennials.com We will be at the Plant air at Bodenham Arboretum DY11 5SY on Saturday 2nd September free entry to the plant fair and free parkn Park on Sunday 10th September special price entry of only £2.50 for the fair and gardens; Henbury Hall acclesfield SK11 9PJ on Sunday 17th September entry to this lovely rarely open 12-acre garden and plant 2.50 and at the stunning Abbeywood Gardens, Delamere CW 8 2HS on Sunday 24th September only £3.00 dens and fair.For full details of these and other Plant Hunters’ Fairs please see www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk ppy to bring orders to plant fairs for you to collect. Please mention the villager when responding to adverts

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HOW YOUR INCOME NEEDS CHANGE OVER TIME Will your need for income change during your retirement years, and if so, by how much?

This can be a difficult question to answer and the response is likely to differ from person to person. It will depend on factors that are personal to you such as the age at which you retire and your state of health in your later years. Stock market performance and the impact of inflation also need to be taken into consideration when planning your finances. Many people retire when they are still comparatively young and in good health. Some decide to ease themselves into retirement by working part time or on a consultancy or self-employed basis. Others see this time as their chance to travel and take up new interests. This means that they are likely to want to spend considerable amounts of money in this phase of their lives.

However, at some point most of us will begin to slow down and may also sadly develop health issues. At this stage, for some people the amount of money they need to live on will diminish. For others, this could mean spending more on medical and nursing care.

Planning for future expenditure should involve thinking about your likely spending needs and should address issues such as whether you want to downsize to a smaller property, how much money you want to pass on to your family and how much you need a reserve that could be used to pay for care costs.

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PET CARE

Making your garden CAT-TASTIC! Cats are territorial creatures but they don’t need that territory to be large, they just need to feel secure and for it to provide everything they need. This can be easily achieved in most people’s backyards with just a few changes and could go a long way to ease concern when they go out and may also improve neighbourly relations!

First of all, and as a reluctant gardener this is music to my ears, cats much prefer a space which is a little over-grown andrough around the edges than one which is perfectly manicured. Neat borders of small shrubs and a large expanse of lawn don’t provide much entertainment whereas an area of your garden kept in a more unkempt fashion is full of opportunities; it provides places to hide, nooks and crannies to explore, and plenty of stalking and pouncing opportunities.

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Another good idea is to provide a littering area. Clear a small, secluded patch which cannot be overlooked and is on one of your cat’s regular routes round the garden. Dig it out and replace the soil with gravel covered with good quality sand. They will soon twig what it is for and am sure most people would much rather their cats did their business on one place, rather than leaving little surprises all over the flowerbeds, although you will have to clean it out regularly!

Felines enjoy nothing more than snoozing or watching the world go by from an elevated shaded spot and these are easy to provide in most spaces. Some people even create networks of platforms and walkways around their fences and place dangling toys and treats on them to keep their cats busy. However, if your felines are more senior and struggle to climb, making

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them cosy hidey holes at ground level as well would be much appreciated.

Adding sisal rope to any upright poles to make scratching posts is a great idea, particularly as it may well save your fences or trees from being ripped to shreds! Finally, a water feature, the kind which features water gurgling over stones, will hold your cat’s interest with the noises and sparkles of light and will also be an ideal drinking fountain for them.

GREAT IDEA!

There are several different kinds of plants which cats are attracted to, the classic being cat nip. It is easily available, grows in most places and is self seeding.

Of course there are more definite ways of keeping cats in the garden if you really don’t want them roaming. You can install cat pens but these can use up a large amount of space and be costly. A More economic option is fence toppers which cannot be climbed over. These come in various forms but the most common are angled wire mesh extensions and PVC drain piping.

Scented leaved geraniums with their beautiful smells will also receive much attention. Cat grass is also popular, many felines will chew on plants, so you may as well give them something you want them to eat and it can be good for their digestion! Another good tip is to place a window box of flowering plants hanging from a fence. Your cat will be entertained for hours by the insects it attracts but being high up the butterflies will stay safe! This is a particularly handy for cats kept in pens if you line the box up with their platforms.

If you have any concerns about a pet, you should always contact your vet.

ADD SISAL ROPE TO ANY UPRIGHT POLES TO MAKE SCRATCHING POSTS

As any dedicated cat owner will know, getting a cat to do anything is doesn’t want to is nigh on impossible! However, on this subject with a bit of effort you may have some success. All a cat wants from its outside space is to feel secure, provide interest, entertainment and be somewhere it can rest undisturbed. You don’t have to be a great horticulturist or landscape artist (thank goodness!) to achieve this and it could give you huge peace of mind when you see that tail disappearing through the cat flap!

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DICTIONARIES FOR STUDENTS: Rotary Club Promotes Literacy

Kinver Rotary Club’s annual distribution of dictionaries to youngsters leaving junior schools in the area now embraces five schools

Since the club introduced the scheme ten years ago, when students from Brindley Heath Junior School in Kinver and St James School, Wollaston were presented with individually inscribed dictionaries to take with them to their secondary school education, its popularity has led to others.

Brierley Hill Primary School and The Ridge in Wollaston were added and this year, for the first time, students from Corbett Primary School in Bobbington received a visit from the club president, Clive Corbett who presented the gifts taking the 2017 total to almost 200.

Our picture shows Ridge school pupils Toby Bond and Charlotte Cooksey with their dictionaries with President Clive (left) Rtn Bob Hemming from the club’s Youth Services Committee which organises the distribution and head teacher Deborah Hudson.

New Kinver Players at Holy Austin Rock Houses

In celebration of100 years of the National Trust ownership of Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses, join the New Kinver Players for an open-air production of The Spirits of the Rock: a play commissioned especially for the occasion, written by Martin Ward from New Kinver Players. The Spirits of the Rock brings alive the history of the Rock Houses, taking you on a journey of discovery, exploring what really happened over the years at Holy Austin Rock Houses . but is all as it seems?!

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Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August at Holy Austin Rock, Compton Road, Kinver, DY7 6DL 4:00 Doors open 4:30 Harmonikx (female vocal group) 5:00 The Spirits of the Rock

Tickets available from Omnipresent, High St, Kinver. Adults: £5 Children: £2 Please bring a rug to sit on. No chairs (except for wheelchairs) or umbrellas allowed. The afternoon's entertainment will go ahead - come rain or shine!

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Volunteers from the Arise Church proudly give up t h e i r t im e t o s u p p o r t T h e K i ng s w i nfo r d S ch o o l Up to 20 volunteers from the Arise Church have very kindly given up their time to do various jobs around the school. Many of the church volunteers were either ex-students of the school or indeed had family members whose children once attended this outstanding school.

“It’s such an honour to be able to help the school. The staff work so hard, it’s great to be able to help them out and hopefully make their job easier.

“We love being able to support the school and make it a great environment for the students to study in.”

Simon Baggott, Director of Community Partnerships, for the School, said:

“The Kingswinford School, part of the Windsor Academy Trust group of schools, is certainly at the heart of the community, we feel extremely proud and honoured

Mr Baggott, Director of Community Partnerships with Volunteers from the Arise Church, who all helped out with various jobs at the school including painting & gardening

Hannah Westwood, Youth Pastor at the Arise Church, said :

“We, as a Church, love being able to help our community. We run various weekly and monthly events that people can come along to, such as Ignite Youth Club, The Link for over 60’s, Blast Off Kids Club, and our Sunday services. We wanted to do something that would specifically bless people by meeting a certain need. We have many young people from The Kingswinford School that come to our Youth Group and Church, and our Youth Pastor visits the school regularly, so we wanted to offer our help with anything they needed.

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that local organisations, such as the Arise Church, want to support our community ethos.

“The extreme generosity that many members of the local church have given us has been absolutely magnificent and all of us here at the Kingswinford School are extremely proud of what they have done they are a credit to the local community.” ANY ORGANISATIONS THAT WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT THE KINGSWINFORD SCHOOL IN ANY WAY, PLEASE CONTACT SIMON BAGGOTT ON 01384 296596

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