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, November 3rd 2015.

The SLOG Autumn 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.





SLOG Newsletter Autumn 2015

Apple blossom

Once again, Andy has written an enjoyable newsletter.

Find out about blossom wilt, ancient pear trees in Lancashire and the USA and Lady Henniker.




Thursday September 10th - Westmorland County Show, Lane Farm, Crooklands, Kendal 9.00am – 5.30pm

Once again, the SLOG team will be at the show to answer all your orchard questions and demonstrate our range of apple pressing equipment. 


Saturday/Sunday September 20th/21st – Sizergh Castle Apple Weekend

No details yet available but we expect to be present one or both days to identify apples and provide advice. 

Saturday September 26th- 11.00am to 3.00pm - Apple Pressing at Wilf's Cafe, Staveley near Kendal

Apple pressingBring your (clean) spare or windfall apples for juicing and lots of bottles - you'll get more juice than you think! Come along even if you don't have any apples to press, you can always sample someone else's.

Tea and refreshments will be available all day in Wilf's cafe with lots of apple specials. See: for more details.


Bring your apples to be identified if you do not know the variety.

All activities on the day are FREE but donations are welcomed! Get inspired! Share your abundance! It'll be a fun family day out, whether you have fruit trees or not.

Please use public transport where possible - Staveley is well connected by train and the 555 bus.



Sat Oct 10th 10.00-4.00pm - SLOG's Apple Pressing Day at Thornbarrow, Witherslack

Apple juiceOnce again, members have a chance to bring their apples for pressing into juice. It can be pasteurised and kept for a delightful drink, or brewed into delicious cider. All welcome.

Free to members, and visitors can join on the day.

DIRECTIONS: Follow A590 west and take the Witherslack turning. Pass the Derby Arms and take the 2nd turning on the left (in the village). Follow the road up the hill and take the 1st turning on the left into Thornbarrow.




Saturday October 3rd – Apple Day at Arnside Silverdale AONB 10.00am to 4.30pm at Briery Bank Orchard


More details on SLOG website in due course.


Saturday October 3rd – Apple Day at Ford Park, Ulverston

For times, directions etc see:







Further Dates for your Diary

Sun 11-Oct 10.00am-4.00pm Apple Day at Acorn Bank
Tues 24-Nov 7.30pm Winter Talk 7.30pm, Levens Institute



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. Adele also has her own trees for sale - see below.



Bob Bradley also has trees for sale the same price. Please contact Bob direct for more information on 01539 552340

Bob Bradley's Trees for Sale

Rootstock Year Quantity
Keswick Codlin MM106 2015 2
Bradleys Beauty MM106 2015 3
Scotch Bridget MM106 2015 2
Duke of Devonshire MM106 2015 2
Ellisons Orange MM106 2015 1
St Edmonds Pippin MM106 2015 1
Saturn MM106 2015 1
Red Devil MM106 2015 1
Laxton's Superb MM106 2015 2
Keswick Codlin M111 2014 1
Tom Putt M25 2013 2
Scotch Bridget M25 2013 3
John Standish M25 2013 1
Lord Lambourne M25 2013 3
Saturn M25 2013 1
Adam's Permain M25 2013 1


Adele's Trees for Sale
Please contact Adele on 015395 52102
Rootstock Year Quantity
Arthur Turner M111 2014 1
Bardsea Island M25 2014 1
English Codling MM106 2014 1
English Codling M25 2014 1
Laxton Superb MM106 2014 1
Red Windsor MM106 2014 1
Crimson Bramley MM106 2014 1
Ribston Pippin MM106 2014 1
Ribston Pippin M25 2014 1
Monarch MM106 2014 1
Sandringham MM106 2014 1
Grenadier M111 2014 1
Greensleeves MM106 2014 1
Bloody Ploughman M25 2014 1
Tom Putt M25 2014 1
Cat's Head M25 2014 1
Limberland M25 2014 1
Beauty of Bath M25 2014 1
Winston M25 2014 1
Pig's Nose M25 2014 1
Blenheim Orange M25 2014 1
Lucombe's Pride M25 2014 1
Barnack Beauty M25 2014 1



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

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