Tips for tip top trees, from Treefella


September sees the start of big changes for trees as summer begins to turn to autumn and the berries come out in full strength. So here are some tips for keeping your trees and shrubs healthy, thanks to James the Treefella.

If you have any apple, pear or other fruit trees, you’ll find they are still vulnerable to mildew, so carrying on spraying against this can be a good thing to do. You should also start to prune any fruit trees which are trained against walls, in between harvesting your fruit of course!

If you’re planning to plant any new fruit trees, now is a good time to prepare your chosen sites, and if you’re planning to plant any evergreens in the open, do so now to give them time to settle in before winter. 

Any flowering shrubs you should continue to deadhead so they don’t decay on the stalks, and if you have any young and/or tender shrubs, take these into shelter as frosts can start to kick in during September nights.

Finally, (nasty job alert) remove any remaining summer weeds from beds or pots and you can begin to plant your bulbs for the springtime too, ready for that sea of yellow come March.

I hope this has been useful, and I’m also offering Phillip Mann customers a free tree and gardening consultation and 10% off any jobs booked in September.

James Rigden
Treefella
01323 891415
www.sussextreefella.co.uk/

What's on in Seaford this September

Seaford Live - Archway Choir
Date: Friday 05 September 2014
Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Where: Seaford Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane

Seaford Live - Buckler's Reel
Date: Friday 05 September 2014
Time: 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Where: The Bay Tree Inn, Pelham Road

Seaford Live - Fat Belly Jones
Date: Friday 05 September 2014
Time: 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Where: The Old Boot Inn - 13 High St, Town Centre, BN25 1PE
9 piece band from the Brighton area with the focus on FUN.

Seaford Live - Busker's Corner
Date: Saturday 06 September 2014
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Where: Tansley's Printers Ltd, 19 Broad St, Town Centre
Nick Webb Saxophone 11.30am

Historic Walk
Date: Saturday 06 September 2014
Time: 10:30am
Where: Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street
Guided tour of Seaford led by local historian Kevin Gordon.
Tickets available from Seaford TIC (£5 each) or also available on the day.

Seaford Live - Seaford Musical Theatre @ Tansley's Yard
Date: Saturday 06 September 2014
Time: 12:00 Noon - 1:00pm
Where: Tansley's Printers Ltd, 19 Broad St, Town Centre

Seaford Live - Bruce Knapp / Bring Your Own Ukulele workshop
Date: Saturday 06 September 2014
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Where: 54 Stafford Road, BN25 1UB
1pm performance by Bruce Knapp
1.30pm - 2.30pm workshop

Seaford Live - Linus and Lucy
Date: Saturday 06 September 2014
Time: 2:30pm
Where: Toytown, 38 High St,

Seaford Live - Barber & Taylor
Date: Saturday 06 September 2014
Time: 4:00pm
Where: The Front Room, 42 High St,
Town: Seaford

Seaford Live - Comedy Club (6 comedians)
Date: Saturday 06 September 2014
Time: 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Where: The Bay Tree Inn, Pelham Road
www.seafordlive.org/acts.html

Seaford Live - Brass Monkeys
Date: Saturday 06 September 2014
Time: 9:00pm - 12:00 Midnight
Where: The Shore, Dane Road

Website: www.seafordlive.org/acts.html
Seaford Live - The Baker Boys
Date: Saturday 06 September 2014
Time: 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Where: The White Lion Hotel, Claremont Road
Town: Seaford
Website: www.seafordlive.org/acts.html

Seaford Rotary Club. Boot, Craft & Produce Fair
Date: Sunday 07 September 2014
Time: 9:00am
Where: Martello Field
Phone: 01323 873988

Historic Walk
Date: Sunday 07 September 2014
Time: 10:30am
Where: Buckle Car Park, Marine Parade,
Guided tour of Tide Mills led by local historian Kevin Gordon.
Tickets available from Seaford TIC (£5 each) or also available on the day.
Website: www.sussextalks.co.uk

A Walk around Tide Mills
Date: Tuesday 09 September 2014
Time: 10:00am - 12:15pm
Where: Meet at the Car Park off the A259 at Bishopstone
Email: secretary-swteastbourne@hotmail.co.uk
A later than usual visit to this coastal area looking for plants and birds.

Wednesday 10-September-2014
Seaford and District Stamp Club monthly meeting
Date: Wednesday 10 September 2014
Time: 7:15pm
Where: Steyne Road Crossway Church (opposite the Wellington)

The Singers and Swingers Club (Seaford Musical Theatre)
Date: (Starts) Wednesday 10 September 2014 - Saturday 13 September 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Where: The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane
Website: www.ticketsource.co.uk/thebarntheatre

Lunchtime Concert with Mark Wardell (Organ)
Date: Saturday 13 September 2014
Time: 1:00pm
Where: St. Leonards Church
Website: www.seafordparish.org.uk

Tour of Britain Stage 7
Date: Saturday 13 September 2014
Time: 2:00pm
Where: Through Seaford Centre
The 226km stage starts in Camberley and after passing through Eastbourne, Seaford, Newhaven and Lewes finishing in Brighton.
Time : Between 2pm and 3pm

For more information and the route contact Seaford Town Council.
Heritage Open Days
Date: (Starts) Saturday 13 September 2014 - Sunday 14 September 2014
Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Where: Seaford Museum, Martello Tower
Website: www.seafordmuseum.co.uk

French Market
Date: Friday 19 September 2014
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Church Street

Seaford Community Cinema presents Gala Event (The Moo Man)
Date: Friday 19 September 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane
The remarkable story of a maverick farmer and his unruly cows, filmed over four years on the marshes of the Pevensey Levels.
Tickets available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre.
Website: www.seaford cinema.org

Friends of Tide Mills Beach clean up session
Date: Sunday 21 September 2014
Time: 10:00am - 12:00 Noon
Where: Tide Mills

Seaford Community Cinema presents "Mamma Mia"
Date: Saturday 27 September 2014
Time: 2:00pm
Where: Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane

What's on in Newhaven and Peacehaven this September?

Newhaven Fort - Battle of Britain Day
Date: Sunday 07 September 2014 
Time: 10:30am - 6:00pm
Where: Newhaven Fort, Fort Road 

Fort Process
Date: Saturday 13 September 2014 
Time: 12:00 Noon - 10:00pm
Where: Newhaven Fort, Fort Road 
A one-day festival of sound and art that explores the unique acoustic spaces of Newhaven Fort. 
Website: www.fortprocess.co.uk

Newhaven Gardening Society Monthly meeting
Date: Thursday 18 September 2014 
Time: 7:30pm 
Where: Age Concern Day Club, West Quay 
Ilustrated Talk "Horses through history by Tony Smith 

Dogs Unite Event
Date: Sunday 21 September 2014 
Time: 2:00pm 
Where: The Drove, 
Sponsored dog walk to raise money for guide dogs. 

Festival of Sound
Date: Saturday 27 September 2014 
Time: 5:00pm 
Where: Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, BN9 9DS 
Rock and acoustic bands, local DJs, tribute acts as well as licensed bars/ food areas, spread over five stage areas, huge lighting and visual effects transforming the Fort into a mass of colour and sound!
Website: www.newhavenfort.org.uk/

Newhaven and Peacehaven U3A
Date: Thursday 04 September 2014 
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Main Hall, Community House, Meridian Centre 

Peacehaven Cinema presents - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Date: Wednesday 17 September 2014 
Time: 7:00pm 
Where: Community House, Meridian Centre 
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. 

Macmillan Cancer Support - Bags and Scarves Sale
Date: Friday 26 September 2014 
Time: 9:00am - 12:00 Noon
Where: The Foyer, Community House, Meridian Centre

A £10 note: how much could you sell it for…?


 
When buyers have choice this can make them indecisive and prompts them to be selective and cautious before settling on the “right” property.
 
If you are selling, this puts a huge onus on you to ensure that your property absolutely shines in relation to other properties that are competing for your buyers’ attentions and, ideally, affections. However, even in this rising market, this is not the time to listen to the fawning estate agent who suggests a massively inflated asking price, in order to secure your “valued instruction”. Having said that, we are seeing some impressive figures being achieved, but this is always relative.
 
For example, if your property is going to look good next to the others that are available, then pricing not only has to be correct – it has to be attractive. Imagine a £10 note. It is definitely worth £10 - but could you actually sell it for £10? Probably not, but at £9 you would have so many people fighting over it that its value would actually rise! We find that well-priced properties attract more buyers, which in turn pushed the price up!
 
Likewise, if your property is slightly better than others on the market, don’t offset this by quoting a slightly higher price than theirs! In other words, make your property the best in the market when compared to others at the same price, and the best-priced property when compared to others of the same size/location/condition. If yours shines, you can expect an excellent sale price.
 
Finally, listen to your agent’s advice. Only they have a good handle on buyers’ immediate requirements, how the buyer perceives value and, importantly, vital buyer information as to what else they have seen and how it compares with yours. Why not let us help you use this to your advantage? Do call us on the numbers below for an informed opinion of what your property might be worth.

 

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