Gardening and Dancing in May

What a merry May we had! Did you know that one way of getting rid of ground elder was to eat it? Not too much mind, as it has a laxative effect. That and many other fascinating answers were given to lots of questions posed by local gardeners and answered by an expert panel, Ali Marshall, Ray Hubbard and Terry Underhill, at a sunny Gardeners’ Question Time event last month. Val Hoare learnt that Crimson Crush tomatoes were resistant to blight, Jo Clark heard that her yellowing leaves could be due to a sodium deficiency and we discovered the valuable mineral properties of seaweed (spray on leaves in the evening). Many thanks to all who contributed to the magnificent Plant and Produce stall and who baked the delicious scones for the Cream Teas. The event raised over £500 to keep our beautiful church and Community Space open for all.

The sun also shone on the Dartington Morris Men who entertained outside the Tally Ho. A veritable Olde Worlde scene! And afterwards tradition continued inside with much downing of ale and some very fine singing led by our visitors from Dartington. A great time was had by all and the Morris Men posted: “A great evening out and a superb welcome from the folks at the Tally Ho, Littlehempston. Thanks so much for having us!” Come back soon!