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 on on Monday 13th November, 7.30pm at The Derby Arms

The SLOG summer 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.

 

 

 

Saturday October 7th – Apple Day at Ford Park, Ulverston 11.00am to 4.00pm

Bring your (clean) spare or windfall apples for juicing and containers for the juice.

For directions etc see: http://www.ford-park.org.uk/home.asp

Saturday October 7th 10.00am - 4.00pm - Members' Apple pressing day at Thornbarrow, Witherslack

Once again, members have a chance to bring their apples for pressing into juice. It can be pasteurised and kept, or fermented into 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 left turn the village centre. Follow the road up the hill and take the 1st turning on the left into Thornbarrow. Continue to end of rough track.

Sun October 8th - 11.00am - 4.00pm Apple Day at Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby, near Penrith

SLOG will have a joint stand with NCOG to demonstrate apple pressing.

Apple identification, advice, apple tasting and grafted trees for sale.

Family entertainment with range of childrens games plus wide variety of stands. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-acornbankgardenandwatermill

Saturday October 14th 10.00am - 4.00pm - Apple pressing day at Levens (provisional on finding new location)

 

Saturday October 28th 10.00am - 2.00pm - Sedbergh Apple Day at The Peoples Hall, Howgill Lane, Sedbergh LA10 5DQ

Organised by COGS (Community Orchard Group Sedbergh), there will be apple pressing using the Spiedel Mill & Hydropress, apple identification & advice, other related stands & music

Directions: https://www.sedbergh.org.uk/locations/peoples-hall/

Sunday November 5th 10.00am - 4.00pm - Members' Apple pressing day at Sprint Mill, Burneside

The final opportunity to bring your apples for pressing into juice. Don't forget to bring containers for the juice and bags to carry away the spent pulp.

Directions: From Burneside take road past paper mill towards A6, Immediately before bridge over River Sprint take track on left for 100yds then park on left.

Tuesday 28th November – Winter Talk 7.30pm Levens Institute

Details to be advised later.

Directions: Take A590 direction 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

SLOG AGM Reports

Here are the Chairman's report, Secretary's Report, Treasurer's Report and minutes from the AGM.

 

SLOG Newsletter Autumn 2017

Apple blossom

Andy's 33rd 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.

 

 

 

Results of SLOG Canker Survey

Thanks to Adam for carrying out, and analysing our survey of canker in members' apple trees.

The survey results are now available.

 

Apple Trees for Sale

Katy apple

For SLOG's apple trees, grafted in 2017 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.