What's New at the South Lakeland Orchard Group
SLOG - The South Lakeland Orchard Group
All of our events are free to members. We welcome new members who can join at the event - just £10 for a couple, and £8 singles. Alternatively, look on our joining page and contact Adam who will get you signed up now.
Dates for Your Diary, and More!
Spring Newsletter is now available
Andy has done another great job in creating an fascinating and readable newsletter with some very interesting articles about new and old apple varieties, orchards to visit, moles and new types of fruit as well as a round-up of SLOG events and updates on SLOG services, products and activities
Saturday 11th April 2015, Damson Day at Low Farm, Lyth Valley LA8 8DJ
Always a popular and friendly event. SLOG stand will be there again.
Directions: Take A590 to Gilpin Bridge, then A5074 direction Bowness for 2 miles to Low Farm. Admission £6. See websitehttp://www.lythdamsons.org.uk/
Apple Trees for Sale
For SLOG's apple trees, grafted this year, and now ready for planting, please see our Apple Trees for Sale page. SLOG has speically selected varieties and rootstocks that do well here in the North West. Price £13.50. Please contact Adele.
Also grafted this year, and container grown, they are already tall and healthy and will be ready to plant out now. They are suitable to be grown on as a tree, cordon or espalier.
Collection can be at either of our apple pressing days (above) or from Kendal. Price £13.50
Contact Ros for more information on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01539 741943.
SLOG's Committee Officers
Our officers are:
Chair: Penny Hinsinger
Membership Secretary: Adam Rubinstein.
Adam has been on the SLOG committee for several years. He says:
I am passionate about gardening, particularly fruit and vegetables. Although growing apples at 750 ft on poor soil does have it’s challenges, I manage to get apples most years. Soft fruit does better, particularly blackcurrants, gooseberries and blueberries. I am also interested in yoga, healthy lifestyles and alternative medicine.”
Adam can be contacted about all membership issues on email@example.com
Treasurer: Adam Walker
The Apples and Orchards of Cumbria
Our chairman, Andy Gilchrist has written a book about the apple varieties and orchards of Cumbria. It is now on sale, for £9.00 + P&P and can also be ordered direct from Andy by contacting him on firstname.lastname@example.org.