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

Recent Updates

  • 10 Oct: Submitted planning application 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.

?? October Ad hoc Orchard workday? Picking rest of apples (14 Oct+) and Pears (21 Oct+)
Sunday 4 November Scheduled Orchard Workday 12.30 on. Quinces - remove nearby grass and vegetation and put woodchip down if leaves have fallen.
Sunday 18 November Winter social with firepit 6pm Bring drinks and food treats to share!
Saturday 24 November Farmers Market 8am - 2pm (to be confirmed) Whiteladies Road. Our annual stall. Orchard produce wanted to sell - you get 75% of proceeds, 25% to MRCO. Volunteers also wanted to be on the stall.