Water me, please!

Our established apple orchard now has two young cherry trees in their midst and they will need plenty of water during the year to help them get settled in. Please help if you can. Bring some water from home or pop down to the Quaggy and fill a bucket or two – great way to keep fit! Make it a team effort or, if you are feeling more competitive, who will be the first to get a full bucket of water to the tree from the stream? Let us know any schemes and strategies you develop. Thank you

Cherries for our orchard

We have now added two cherry trees to our orchard and look forward to seeing how they blossom and grow.

The trees were donated to FOCM by a family wishing to remember their mother who used to live in Grove Park, in fact, she lived right by the park in Amblecote  Road when she was young! Maybe some of you even remember the Jackson family?

The family have also purchased a plaque which will be attached to the tree and reads as follows;

In loving memory of Barbara Rivers (nee Jackson)

The kiss of the sun for pardon,

The song of the birds for mirth,

One is nearer God’s heart in a garden

Than anywhere else on earth


Below is a photo of Barbara Jackson as she was aged seven.