SLOG holds practical and interesting events for our members throughout the year including grafting and budding workshops (where you can create your own trees, all materials provided), pruning workshops for both standard and espallier trees, orchard visits, seasonal meetings with guest speakers and members apple pressing days where you can bring your own apples to be pressed (with some volume limits). We also have a stand that tours some of the local fairs and events. You always learn something at a SLOG event!
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Saturday 19th March 2022 10.00am–12.30pm
Spring Orchard Working Party,
SLOG Orchard - Kendal
Spring Working Party at the SLOG orchard. We start from 10am and usually finish by noon.
Activities include planting one new tree, clear fallen branches from Storm Arwen, dig out compost heap & spread around younger trees, apply blood fish & bone to all, finish winter pruning, cut out cankers, remove suckers, put more canes in, check & loosen ties, spot weeding.
Directions: The SLOG orchard is on the Underley Road Allottments, situated between Underley Road & Hallgarth Circle just east of Windermere Road. The south entrance is off Underley Road from where a narrow green lane leads to a gate on your left which opens directly into the orchard. (see here)
Saturday 26th March 2022
SENS & SLOG Grafting Workshop - Staverley
Sustainable Staveley is organising 2 workshops teaching how to graft your own apple trees onto rootstocks. South Lakeland Orchard Group (SLOG) will be running the session. You need to reserve a place(s) so we know how many people to expect. Adults only. Bring gloves & a bag to take rootstock away in to pot up, snacks/lunch. All other equipment provided. 9.30am - 12.30pm (1st session), 1pm - 4pm (2nd session) £2 - £5 suggested donation to SENS to cover costs of room hire, tea/coffee & rootstocks.
To book/enquire email: email@example.com
The orchard planting is coming along. A plan of the orchard and its varieties is now available.
More details are on the SLOG Orchard page.
If you would like to join the orchard team, please email Andy Andy Gilchrist or call 01539 727772.
We see this as an opportunity to:
maintain some of the rarer Furness, Cumberland and Westmorland varieties, from which scion wood and/or buds can be provided for propagation
grow on grafts from unidentified trees to obtain fruit for identification
evaluate scab-resistant varieties under Cumbrian conditions
evaluate new rootstocks such as M116
evaluate the suitability of new varieties for Cumbrian conditions
etc etc (and it doesn't have to be just apples!)
SLOG Orchard in Spring
Crookfoot Orchard - Gilpin Valley