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GARDENING

A Pet Project By Pippa Greenwood, www.pippagreenwood.com

There’s always a lot to say about small pests such as greenfly, caterpillars, vine-weevil and so forth, but early in the year it’s some of the bigger ‘residents’ which can really drive you around the bend. I’m talking about cats and dogs. What can you do to ensure that you continue to garden happily, successfully and safely, despite the fact the garden is visited by cats and dogs… and without harming these lovely creatures either? You may need to consider actively fencing off one part of the garden for your dog, and trying to keep another area completely dog free. If you have problems with dogs coming in from next door, then it’s essential that you make repairs to fences. Now is a good time because there’s relatively little plant foliage to hide holes, gaps or loose panels in fencing. Remember that the dog is also likely to be able to squeeze underneath or around many types of fence, 24

so you may need to use chicken netting or similar. Don’t forget that gates as well as fences need to be dog-proofed, and never left open for the dog to wander through. If you really have a serious problem that this won’t resolve then you can try a fox deterrent such as ‘Fox-Watch’. Sometimes a few strategically planted dense and prickly shrubs such as pyracantha may help to deter digging paws. Obviously you don’t want to cause the animal actual harm, but something sharp, prickly or simply very dense can act as a good deterrent. Next door’s cat or others in the neighbourhood are trickier to deal with as unfortunately they do tend to try and do their ‘toileting’ along the edges of their own territory, making your garden a prime target area. If your cat or a neighbour’s cat is a problem, bear in mind that the more bare soil there is, the more likely that a cat will start to use it as its loo. Ground cover planting is essential and you could always use temporary annual flowers to fill in gaps between longer term planting. If you find that these too are scuffed up shortly after you have planted them, then the best thing to do is cover

newly planted areas of bedding with an arch of chicken mesh or with sticks with taut string tied between them. Obviously this will look a mess but can be removed promptly once the plants have rooted well and started to establish. I have found that the electronic cat deterrent ‘CatWatch’ works very well too. Mulching materials can sometimes cause problems and despite what the label says, many gardeners have told me that they found that the cocoa shell mulches seem to attract cats. Generally speaking soggy mulches like this or anything with a strong smell do tend to deter cats, as they hate digging in moist material. Take extreme care if dogs use the garden as cocoshell mulches can prove fatal to them. Mulches made of large pebbles or stones also tend to keep them at bay, but smaller diameter gravel or shingle seems to be quite attractive to some cats. Areas of freshly sown seed look very attractive to a cat or dog and again are best protected either by chicken mesh or sticks and string. Remember to keep the string taut at all times, as there’s a slight risk that birds could become entangled in it.


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LOCAL CLUBS & GROUPS WALKS FOR HEALTH Every Thursday 10.15 BishopsWaltham Square, contact Lydia Lockhart 01962 848725 UNIVERSITY OF THE 3RD AGE Tuesday twice monthly 1.30–3.30 Wickham Community Hall Contact 01329 833384 THE HEALING TRUST Healing Centre, Wickham Community Centre, Wickham. Every 4th Saturday of the month 10am til 12.30pm noon. Marjorie Nutland 01329 832637 SOUL CONNECTIONS – SPIRITUAL GROUP Priory Park Hall, Bishops Waltham. 3rd Sunday each Month, £5.00 Sue Murray 01489 799740 www.suemurrayhealing.co.uk NETBALL GROUP We train every Wed 5.30pm -7pm Swanmore College of Technology. First session would be free. Call Dee 07979917202 Swimming Club Hamble Aquatics are a local swimming club who are always looking for new members to help them realise their full swimming potential as well as keeping them fit and healthy. Full details at www. hamblequatics.org or call Paul Dollery 07849 853039 to discuss arranging a free trial. LUNCH CLUB Every Monday Jubilee Hall 1 - 2pm Christine Argyle 01489 894054 Tuesday Gwyn West 01489 891663 Thurs Gill Stainer 01489 893384

VT Cricket Club Portsmouth Rd, Sholing, Southampton SO19 9PW tel 02380 341745 BW YOUNG FARMERS CLUB 14-26 yrs – Thurs Anne 860236 Curdridge Amateur Drama Group Productions are twice a year – spring and autumn. Rehearsals – Mondays 7.45pm and Thursdays 7.30pm at the Reading Rooms, Curdridge. From time to time we run workshops and other social events. Phone Teresa 01489 895170 for more information. www.cadg.hampshire.org.uk DRAMA GROUP Every Monday at Jubilee Hall 4pm to 5:15pm ages 7 to 12, £60 per term. Call Ryan on 01962 844 600 ext 208 or ryan.jones@theatreroyalwinchester. co.uk Meon Valley Carers Group The Meon Valley Carers Group is a support group for the carers of people with Dementia. We meet every month for a pub lunch and also for a support group meeting. Cared for are welcome. Phone Debbie on 01489 895444 Mon or Thurs 9.00-13.00 for details. SCOUTS www.meonvalleyscouting.org.uk Beaver Scouts 6-8, Cub Scouts 8-10, Scouts 10-14, Explorer Scouts14-18, Scout Network 18-25, plus Adult volunteers (18+) are always required as supporters, Leaders, Managers and Administrators. Meon Valley Scouting is centred in Bishops Waltham (inc Cudbridge & Durley), Droxford, Shedfield, Swanmore and Wickham. For further information, including Scouting in other areas, please contactus@meonvalleyscouting.org.uk COMMIT TO GET FIT Circuits, Pilates, Zumba and Yoga classes in Bishops Waltham on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. See www. FitnessPilatesHampshire.com for details or call Carole on 02380 695136 COUNTRY MARKET Every Friday 9.30 – 11.00am Jubilee Hall, Bishops Waltham GARDENING CLUB Memberships only £6 call Keith Fry 01489 893755

JUBILEE WRITERS Thursday (Twice Monthly) 2pm – 4pm Stables Hall, Bishops Waltham MOBILE LIBRARY WICKHAM SQUARE Wednesday 9.20am – 12.20pm Elizabeth Watt 01489 892224 Computer Classes West End Library Thurs & Friday at 10am Waiting list, however if interested contact 0845 603 5631 /01329 225398

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ART CLASSES 3 classes every Wed - Helena Hines Bishops Waltham Jubilee Hall

WICKHAM CENTRE www.wickhamcentre.org.uk Keep Fit Monday 6 – 7pm Rifle Club Mon 7.30-9pm, Sat 10am12noon Ladies Circuits Tues 9.30am – 10.30am Scallywags Dog Training Tues 6.30pm Wickham Indoor Bowling Tues & Fri 7.30pm Brownies Tuesday 4.45pm Church Room Lunch Club 11.30am Wed, Church Room Home Start Mother & Toddler Fri 9-12 noon Poppins Play Group Thursday Yoga with Paula Wed 10 -11.30am Wickham Community Centre Thu 10 -11.30am Jubilee Hall, Bishops Waltham Paula Dixon 01489 893648 Waltham Priory Probus Club We are a mixed Club of retired & semiretired professional and business men and women. We meet once a month on the first Tuesday of each month at Brook House, Brook Lane, Botley at 10.30 a.m. for coffee followed by a Speaker, and lunch at 12.30 p.m. We have a wide selection of speakers on many interesting subjects, but also enjoy ourselves with some social events be it a coach trip, garden party, barbeque, conducted walks led by a guide followed by supper, and a variety of other events. Anyone wishing to find out more would be very welcome to contact our Secretary, Barry West on 01489 891663. MEON VALLEY FLOWER CLUB Demos, workshops at Meonstoke Village Hall. Ann Hammant 01730 829469 EVENTS AT SWANMORE Swanmore Baby & Toddler Group Every Tuesday (term-time only) 10am11.30am. Swanmore Village Hall Contact Layla Oates 07837 473590

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CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU Bishops Waltham (Mon/Wed/Fri) 01489 896376 Outreach at Wickham and Denmead (Thurs) call BW for info advice@winchesterdistrictcab.org.uk PARISH COUNCILS Bishops Waltham 01489 892323 parishclerk@bishopswalthamparishcouncil.co.uk www.bishopswalthamparish council.co.uk Upham uphampc@homecall.co.uk 01489 860236 Durley durleypc@homecall.co.uk 01489 860236 Soberton norman@soberton.org.uk 01489 877378 Droxford clerk.droxford@parish.hants.co.uk 01489 877470 Shedfield 01329 830060 shedfieldparish@btconnect.com www.shedfieldparishcouncil.org.uk Swanmore 01489 890651 clerk@swanmoreparishcouncil.org.uk www.swanmoreparishcouncil.org.uk West Meon Parish Council 02392 571720 clerk.westmeon@parish.hants.gov Wickham Council 01329 835019 clerkwickham@parish.hants.gov.uk Boarhunt clerkboarhuntpc@btinternet.com 01489 891321 Southwick & Widley swpc@logosoft.biz 023 8046 3228 Corhampton & Meonstoke 01489 891660

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