All members are welcome to sit in on our committee meetings which are held at 7.30pm at the Derby Arms, Witherslack.

Minutes of the last committee meeting are here

The next committee meeting is Tuesday June 26th at 7.30 at the Derby Arms, Witherslack

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.

 

 

 

SLOG Apple trees

We have now carried out our grafting of a wide variety of local, heritage and popular varieties. These maiden trees will be available from September. This is the list, if you want to reserve your trees.

Price £13.50. Please contact Adele.

 

**DAMSON DAY Country Fair Rescheduled**

Following a postponement due to adverse ground conditions, DAMSON DAY will now take place on Saturday 21st April.

Other details unchanged: The fair is at Low Farm, Lyth Valley (on the A5074 – postcode LA8 8DJ) from 10:30 am until 4:00 pm.

Admission: Adults £6, children £3, family ticket £15. Car Parking is free.

Damson Day Country Fair 2018 is a marvellous day out amongst the beautiful damson orchards of the Lyth Valley. There will be live music, hot food, real ale, craft demonstrations, Eagle Bowmen (Archery), dog agility displays, orchard advice, blossom walks, Morris Dancers and many stalls. The blossom walks are highly recommended and you'll be able to buy plants and savour damson products. There will be a children's fair and sports, plus face painting to keep the young ones amused.

 

Saturday in May (to be confirmed) Summer Orchard Visit at Halecat Estate, 2–4pm

Directions: Meet in the car park of Abi & Tom’s Halecat Nursery at Witherslack (follow brown signs) Satnav LA11 6RT


Tuesday July 24th 7.30pm – SLOG AGM at Levens Institute/Crook Memorial Hall

 

Reports from Chairman, Treasurer & Membership Secretary and election of officers. This is your chance to air your views on what SLOG should or should not be doing and help shape our future strategy. Followed by our third annual soft fruit show. Categories include heaviest gooseberry, best strig of black/white/redcurrants, best display of 5 raspberries and 5 of any other berries.

             

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. No car park so park on roads nearby.

SLOG Newsletter Spring 2018

Apple blossom

Andy's 35th 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, Andy summarises the interesting results of our DNA analyses carried out by East Malling Research. If you were not at the meeting, it is worth a read.

 

 

 

Apple Trees for Sale

Katy apple

For SLOG's apple trees, grafted in 2018 are now ready for planting, please see our Apple Trees for Sale. SLOG has specially selected varieties and rootstocks that do well here in the North West. Price £13.50. Please contact Adele.

 

 

 

Our Guide to Planting a Maiden Tree

Plant a maiden tree

 

 

Read and print off our 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.

 

 

 

 

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 andyjgilchrist@hotmail.co.uk.