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2018 Monthly Schedule

Please be aware we sometimes hold our meetings in the orchard

Details will follow

Orchard Meeting

New Mills Library Lecture Room Thurday 4th - 7PM

Wassailing


Wassailing is an ancient Anglo-Saxon tradition which dictated that at the beginning of each year the lord of the manor would greet his assembled visitors with the toast Waes Hael, meaning "be well". The visitors would reply Drink Hael which meant "Drink Well" and so the New Year celecrations would start with a glass or two of a drink consisting of: mulled ale, cream, roasted apples, egg, honey and spices consumed in a noisy and lively way!

Prune cobnuts

if nessesary

The Cobnut derives from the species Hazel
(Genus Corylus Avellana)

Prune apples and pears

if nessesary

Orchard Meeting

New Mills Library Lecture Room Thurday 4th - 7PM

Orchard Meeting

New Mills Library Lecture Room Thurday 1st - 7PM

Prune cherries

If nessesary

Orchard Meeting

New Mills Library Lecture Room Thurday 5th - 7PM

Prune off mildewed twigs and cankers

Orchard Meeting

New Mills Library Lecture Room Thurday 3rd - 7PM

Check any stakes and ties

Bird survey

Orchard Meeting

New Mills Library Lecture Room Thurday 7th - 7PM

One world festival

Thin out apple clusters

Late June

Prune Figs

Bird survey

Harvest Elderflowers

Orchard Meeting

New Mills Library Lecture Room Thurday 5th - 7PM

Pull out ragwort

Harvest Tayberries

Orchard Meeting

Harvest Red, White and Blackcurrents

Harvest Jostaberry

Harvest Gooseberries

Harvest Raspberries

Harvest Cherries

Late July

Orchard Meeting

New Mills Library Lecture Room Thurday 2nd - 7PM

Cut grass

Prune cherries

If nessesary

Harvest Boysenberry

Harvest Opal plum (early)


Harvest Victoria plum (late)

Harvest Outllins Golden Gage

mid

Harvest Figs

Harvest Discovery apple

late

Harvest Cobnuts

from mid

Orchard Meeting

New Mills Library Lecture Room Thurday 6th - 7PM

Apple Day

Community Orchard

Harvest Blackberries

Harvest Clapps Favourite Pear

Harvest Damson (early)

Harvest Loganberry

Harvest Japanese wineberry

Harvest Buerre Hardy Pear (mid while hard)


Harvest Williams Bon Chretien Pear

Prune Plums

if nessesary

Harvest James Grieve (early-mid)


Harvest Worcester Pearmain (leave on tree as long as possible for best flavour)

Orchard Meeting

New Mills Library Lecture Room Thurday 4th - 7PM

Harvest Russet apple


Harvest Spartan apple (early mid)


Harvest Jonagold apple (mid)


Bramley cooking apple

Manage hedges

as nessesary

Harvest Ornamental Quince


Harvest Real Quince

Harvest Confrence pear

Orchard Meeting

New Mills Library Lecture Room Thurday 1st - 7PM

Harvest Confrence pear

Harvest Newton Wonder Cooking apple

Remove: Hawthorn, Bramble, Saplings from grassland

Orchard Meeting

New Mills Library Lecture Room Thurday 6th - 7PM

Remove: Hawthorn, Bramble, Saplings from grassland

~~Apple Day~~

Apple Day 2018

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