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Family Hedgehog Event

Half term is nearly here and the Friends of Brandwood End, supported by Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust and the Park Ranger Service and holding a Hedgehog Day during Wild About Gardens week at Brandwood Pool on Tuesday the … Continue reading

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Future Project

The Friends are in discussions with Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust to be the linchpin of a community Hedgehog survey in Brandwood. The project would hopefully involve the training of local residents to recognise Hedgehog activity, improve habitat, encourage … Continue reading

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Completed WW1 memorial area.

The Great War memorial bench has now been re sited close to the new memorial (on the old Oak Tree Island). It has been joined by an interpretation lectern explaining the part that Birmingham played during the Great war.   … Continue reading

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Damaged Hedge repaired.

Nicola Clarke, Horticultural Development Manager for Quadron Services, helped replant an area of hedge in the Commonwealth War Graves area after it was accidentally damaged. Luckily there had been some of the hawthorn hedging remaining after the recent planting and … Continue reading

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Hedge gets first serious cut!

Those of you that follow this blog will know that just over a year ago pupils from St Albans Catholic Primary School joined Friends and volunteers to replace an ailing hedge around the Civilian Garden of Remembrance with a new … Continue reading

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Civilian Garden of Remembrance looking lush after the recent rain.

The Civilian Garden is looking particularly fine at the moment with all the recent rain and the efforts of the Friends to keep it tidy.  We are also delighted that the recently planted hawthorn hedge is thriving. If you have … Continue reading

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The Community comes together at Brandwood End Cemetery

The sun shone in Brandwood End Cemetery as children from St Alban’s RC Primary school set about the daunting task of planting 250 hawthorn bushes to replace a failing beech hedge surrounding The Civilian Garden of Remembrance. The preparation work had … Continue reading

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Ivy Clearance

Ivy is incredibly invasive and can kill trees if left unstopped.  On the weekend of the 22nd & 23rd January volunteers from Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery attacked some ivy which was wrapped around a tree and several graves.  After … Continue reading

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Litter Picks – Keeping our Cemetery Tidy

We are definitely on top of the litter and we are making a difference to the general appearance of the cemetery so please keep try to assist us. Tweet

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