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 Apple Pressing Events
Details about these, and more, are in the Autumn Newsletter
Lots of us have good crops this year so here is a list of all the pressing events available to SLOG members:
Saturday 24th September 10.00 - 4.00 Wilf's Cafe Mill Yard, Staveley
Saturday 1st October 10.30 - 4.00 Ford Park Apple Day Ford Park, Ulverston
Saturday 8th October 10.00 - 4.00 SLOG Members Pressing Day Bob Bradleys, Witherslack
Sunday 9th October 10.00 - 4.00 Acorn Bank Apple Day Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby
Saturday 15th October 10.30 - 3.30 Levens School Apple Pressing Levens School, Levens
Sunday November 6th 10.30 - 4.00 SLOG Members Pressing Day Sprint Mill, Burneside
This year, as well as the usual, there will be an additional late pressing day for SLOG members, at Sprint Mill, Burneside, hosted by Edward and Romola.
To get there, take the road out past the Spar in Burneside (single file traffic over the Burneside bridge still) and continue towards the A6 but turn left down the track immediately before Sprint Bridge (which is still closed). There is no access from the A6 until the bridge repairs are completed who knows when!
Halecat Garden Party Day.
Sunday 11th September 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Tom and Abbi are hosting a garden party day at their lovely nursery at Halecat, Witherslack. The event will be held throughout the day with music, food and garden related activities.
SLOG have been invited to attend and will be setting up the usual stand. We may do some apple pressing if there are enough hands and ripe apples. Anyone who is able to give an hour or two will be very welcome at the stand, or just come and enjoy the event.
SLOG Newsletter Autumn 2016
Andy's 29th newsletter for SLOG, and still as interesting and informative as ever.
As well as the usual update on SLOG activities, of which there are many at this time of year, find out about buying trees at a favourable discount via SLOG, ordering rootstock, and lots more.
SLOG AGM Papers
Our Guide to Planting a Maiden Tree
Read and print off our new guide to planting your new tree. Put together by Mike for everyone who buys a SLOG tree, it's now available for all. We hope you like it, and find it helpful.
Apple Trees for Sale
For SLOG's apple trees, grafted in 2015, and now ready for planting, please see our Apple Trees for Sale page. SLOG has specially selected varieties and rootstocks that do well here in the North West. Price £13.50. Please contact Adele.
We have now also done our annual grafting for 2016, and the trees will start to be available from late summer 2016. See the list if you wish to reserve your choice. Again, Adele is the person to contact.
The Apples and Orchards of Cumbria
Our chairman, Andy Gilchrist has written a book about the apple varieties and orchards of Cumbria. It is on sale, for £9.00 + P&P and can also be ordered direct from Andy by contacting him on firstname.lastname@example.org.