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 Summer 2015
Once again, Andy has written an enjoyable newsletter. Learn about the stink bug, Isaac Newton's tree and walnuts.
What more can you ask for on a chilly summer's evening?
Summer Orchard Visit, date to be advised, hopefully in June
Saturday 18 th July – Open Day at Sizergh Castle
Watch the National Trust Sizergh website for more details.
SLOG AGM on Tuesday July 28th 7.30pm at Levens Institute
This is your chance to air your views on what SLOG should or should not be doing and help shape our future strategy. There will be a talk on apple breeding and an apple tasting.
Directions: From M6 jnctn 36 go 4 miles on A591 towards Kendal, then A590 Barrow, then after 2 miles turn right signposted Levens. Go to centre of village, Institute is on crossroads across from Methodist Chapel. Park on roads nearby.
Saturday August 15th 1.30– 4.30pm – Budding Workshop, Growing Well, Sizergh
Learn the skill of budding which nurseries prefer over grafting, and if your bud does not take, you can still graft onto the rootstock next spring which means you get two chances of success instead of one!
Directions: From M6 jnctn 36 go 4 miles on A591 towards Kendal, then A590 Barrow, then shortly on right follow brown signs for Sizergh Castle, then Low Sizergh Barn. From Kendal go 3½ miles south on the A591 then just before the A590 interchange turn left into the car park at Low Sizergh Barn Farm Shop and Tearooms. Park at the far end of the car park and walk over the fields. Admission: Free to SLOG members. There will be a charge for the rootstock.
Saturday August 22nd 2.00 – 5.00pm Summer Pruning Workshop, Brantwood Coniston Water LA21 8AD.
Directions: 2½ miles from Coniston on NE shore of Coniston Water
Further Dates for your Diary
|Thurs||10-Sep||9.00am-5.00pm||Westmorland County Show, Lane Farm, Crooklands|
|Sat & Sun||19/20 Sept||Sizergh Castle Juicing Day|
|Sat||26-Sep||10.00am-4.00pm||Apple Pressing at Wilf's Cafe, Staveley|
|Sat||03-Oct||Arnside AONB Apple Day|
|Sat||03-Oct||10.30am-4.00pm||Ford Park Apple Day, Ulverston|
|Sat||10-Oct||10.00am-4.00pm||SLOG Members Apple Pressing Day at Witherslack|
|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
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.
Bob Bradley also has trees for sale the same price. Please contact Bob direct for more information on 01539 552340
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.