Sunday, 27 November 2011

Mayow Park Community Orchard

Today, four Friends of Mayow Park attended the Orchard Leaders Training run by London Orchard Project in preparation for a new community orchard planned for Mayow Park in January 2012. We met at Myatts Fields Park in Lambeth.  Our training included fruit tree planting and maintenance, community engagement and starting to write an orchard management plan.  

London Orchard project will lead the community planting day in January and we hope a good number of people can participate.

We have some great ideas for future events based around the orchard and would like to hear ideas from other people. Park users can be involved in care and maintenance of this Community Orchard by contacting .  

To give you a flavour of the fruit varieties, the proposal is for five apple varieties on MM106 semi-dwarfing root stocks, three pears (including two perry pears) and two varieties of plum.
We are looking for individuals or community groups to sponsor the fruit trees. If interested please email

REMINDER: planting on 4th December 2011

Friends of Mayow Park invite you to join us on Sunday 4th December 2011 from 11am to 1pm. We will plant two fruit trees, some fruit bushes and various herbs in the Pavilion Triangle.Please wear suitable clothing and bring tools such as a trowel or spade if possible.
The Triangle is directly ahead if entering at the park entrance opposite Burghill Road.

If digging is not for you, why not bring along tree stories to tell (myths, folklore, legends and true stories).
For further details please email  or look us up on Facebook.

Friday, 18 November 2011

fruit bushes and herbs for Pavilion triangle beds

Shopping today to buy fruit bushes and herbs for the Pavilion Triangle. Fruit bushes: blackcurrant and whitecurrant. Herbs: Winter savory, oregano, curry plant, hyssop, lemon thyme and chives. These and the fruit bushes previously purchased will go into the ground at the 4th December planting event.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

National Tree Week 4th December 2011 event

To celebrate National Tree Week, the Friends of Mayow Park are organising a gardening session  on Sunday 4th December 2011 from 11am to 1pm at the Pavilion Triangle. There will be a chance  to plant trees and fruit bushes.  If you would like to help with digging and planting please bring suitable tools.

What is National Tree Week?
First celebrated in 1975, National Tree Week is UK's largest annual tree celebration and starts the winter tree planting season.
National Tree Week gives communities a chance to do something positive for their local treescape. Each year many groups around the country support the initiative by setting up fun, worthwhile and accessible events, inspiring over a quarter of a million people to get their hands dirty and together plant around million trees.