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Launch of Village in Bloom 2015 at Mallard Community Orchard

Although there were showers and strong winds, the Village in Bloom Team managed to pull off a successful few hours to launch the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom campaign for 2015. The theme this year is Greener Streets – … Continue reading

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Village in Bloom – Bulb Planting this Sunday

This Sunday at 10am come along to the Community Orchard on Mallard Close for a community Bulb-Planting session. If you have a trowel and gloves bring them along otherwise there will be some spare to borrow.  The Bloom team have … Continue reading

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Join the Allotment Movement

There is nothing more rewarding than eating fresh home grown food and there is an opportunity in Acocks Green to do just that. There are vacant plots available at the local allotments. Sizes and costs vary and they are half … Continue reading

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Get Digging in Acocks Green

In a recent news item on BBC Midlands it was announced that there are over 1000 free allotments around Birmingham. This was a little misleading because it implied that they were ‘free’ as in there was no cost, however what they … Continue reading

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Acocks Green Village in Bloom Launched

There was a great turn-out of volunteers on Saturday 13th April to launch the Village in Bloom 2013 entry, and for once it was warm and sunny.  Box hedging was planted as well as holly and hawthorn hedging and a variety of … Continue reading

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RHS Edible Britain launching in Acocks Green – Saturday 13th April

Acocks Green is celebrating the nationwide launch of Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom 2013 in its newly created orchard in Mallard Close, slap bang in the middle of two blocks of shops, on Saturday 13th April starting at … Continue reading

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Big Dig Day – Mallard Community Orchard

Thanks to all the locals who came along to Mallard Community Orchard on Saturday 16th March to take part in the first ever Big Dig, a national campaign to encourage community gardening and growing food together. Despite the cold and drizzle, lots of volunteers … Continue reading

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