New to the orchard? Take a look at the About page for an introduction.

Recent Updates

  • 10 Oct: Submitted planning application (now approved) for hedge-laying on East (residential) boundary - see Infrastructure & Composting page
  • 5 Oct: Added AGM Chair's report & minutes - see Meetings & Reports page.
  • 15 Sept: Added some apple recipes to Using the Fruit page.
  • 9 July: Some great photos from Get Growing 2018 by photographer Jane Sheppard - see photos page.


Wiki Registration & Membership (Wiki sign-up for existing orchard members / Joining the orchard)
Tasks & Projects (Current work to be done (or in progress) in the orchard)

(From here includes all files uploaded to Yahoo Group except those with sensitive/personal details)

Photos (Photo archive)
Meetings & Reports (Meeting agendas/minutes, reports, general admin files)
Orchard Contents (What plants and varieties we have)
Fruit and Veg Maintenance (planting and care of top/soft fruit and veg)
Infrastructure & Composting (Hard landscaping, tree works, seating, composting/disposal, hedges, etc)
General Orchard Principles (pest and disease control, organic methods, soil, fertility, etc)
Using the Fruit (Recipes, produce labeling, etc)

Events Diary

(See Project Sessions on Tasks & Projects page for more details of planned tasks on orchard work days)

Scheduled orchard work days will usually be on the first Sunday of each month. Other work days/evenings can be organised on an ad hoc basis using the MRCO email list. Please add your name to the Online Poll if you are happy to let others know if you can/can't make various events

Sunday 2 December Scheduled Orchard Workday 12.30 on. Tasks to include preparation for hedgelaying on the left hand side and composting with any usable compost from the top bays.
Sunday 2 December FLASH SALE of Christmas chutney, jam and jelly 4-6pm at Janet's house: 46 Devonshire Road. Lots of produce left over after the farmers' market. Come over for a drink and to buy some Xmas treats.