All members are welcome to sit in on our committee meetings which are held at 7.30pm at the Derby Arms, Witherslack. The date of the next meeting is Tuesday, February 10th 2015.

The SLOG Spring Newsletter is now available

SLOG members can get discounts from Beetham Nurseries (5% off all products), and RV Roger (10% off fruit trees and bushes). Please have your membership card and number ready to quote before your sale goes through the till

SLOG Orchard If you want to be involved in the orchard, please email Andy or call him on 01539 727772.

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

Apple blossom

 

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            

SLOG at a show

 

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

Katy appleFor 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.

In addition, Ros has the popular apple varieties, Katy (dessert shown left) and Scotch Bridget (dual purpose, shown right) trees for sale.

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.Scotch Bridget apple

Collection can be at either of our apple pressing days (above) or from Kendal. Price £13.50

Contact Ros for more information on r.taylor@asken.co.uk or telephone 01539 741943.

 

 

 

SLOG's Committee Officers

Our officers are:

Chair: Penny Hinsinger

Adam - membership secretary

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 memberships@slorchards.co.uk

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 andyjgilchrist@hotmail.co.uk.