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March 2018

Pruning, planting and clearance at Whitbourne (Herefordshire)

Saturday, 3rd, March @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Whitbourne. Pruning, planting and clearance. Contact Tim on 07808 851924 An event funded by the Three Counties Traditional Orchards Project.

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Gorsley Orchard Management Workshop

Saturday, 3rd, March @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for a day in a lovely Gorsley orchard. 10am-3pm, bring own lunch/drinks, appropriate weather attire, something to sit on and any tools you have.   Martin Hayes will be leading these pruning workshops and will go through any health and safety with you. You don’t have to stay the entire day.   Please book with Ann Smith on ann@smithcovell.co.uk or contact Ann for more details   NB This series of winter workshops is likely to be the last…

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Tidying and weeding at Longney

Saturday, 10th, March @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
GOT’s Longney Orchards

Come and help at a day at GOT's Longney orchard - weeding and stacking the timber/"tidying" on Saturday 10 March 2018. 10-3 or whatever time you can spare. Please let Ann Smith know if coming. As always, please bring own lunch/refreshments/drinks, something to sit on, appropriate weather attire and any tools/gloves. There is no vehicular access. The track is very muddy so boots essential!  Limited parking available on the road - please enquire if you need help on where best…

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Days Cottage Grafting Workshop

Thursday, 15th, March @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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£40

Learn the art of propagating fruit trees by inserting a scion of your chosen variety into a rootstock. Take your tree home at the end of the session. Includes refreshments. To book please contact applejuice@dayscottage.co.uk or 01452 813602

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Days Cottage Grafting Workshop

Sunday, 18th, March @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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£40

Learn the art of propagating fruit trees by inserting a scion of your chosen variety into a rootstock. Take your tree home at the end of the session. Includes refreshments. To book please contact applejuice@dayscottage.co.uk or 01452 813602

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April 2018

GOT AGM

Saturday, 14th, April @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Anchor Inn, Epney GL2 7LN + Google Map

All welcome! AGM at the Anchor Inn, Epney/Framilode (10am-1pm), lunch there, followed by a walkabout (approx. 2 or 2.30-4pm) at Longney Orchards. The function room upstairs for meetings has a superb river view. Plenty of parking. Attendees to place food orders on arrival. For pub details and map visit whatpub.com/pubs/GLO/0213/anchor-epney Free for GOT members (and their household) and £2 for non members. We are meeting at the Anchor Inn, Epney from 10.00am to 1.00pm and afterwards (you can buy lunch at the…

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Pruning Work Party – and a pub talk by Martin

Saturday, 21st, April @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Details to be confirmed. This will be a pruning work party at a Gorsley Orchard, with an informal orchard talk at a local pub by Martin Hayes. Book with Ann via info@glosorchards.org

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Spring pear blossom in small gardens

Sunday, 22nd, April @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sue Gibson School of Gardening, May Cottage, Shepherds Patch
Slimbridge , Gloucestershire GL2 7BP United Kingdom
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Sue Gibson’s cottage garden at Slimbridge displays examples of espaliered, cordoned and Belgian fenced fruit, all trained to produce fine fruit. The 25 year old espaliered pear produces hundreds of pears every year. Spring pear blossom – see examples of trained fruit trees in bud, some in blossom and before the leaves break out Cream tea £1.50 per person Booking essential: Email: alisonparfitt@phonecoop.coop Phone: 01242 584982 One of many Growing fruit in small gardens events in Sue Gibson's garden Sue…

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Orchard Champions Course (final one), first part

Saturday, 28th, April @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course will be a condensed version of the earlier courses – 5 days of training spread across April to November, beginning with an intro day on the 28th April 2018 . More details can be found on the Three Counties Traditional Orchard project website: http://tctop.org.uk/get-involved/become-and-orchard-champion/

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Blossom Open Day, Thornbury

Saturday, 28th, April @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thornbury community orchard, Gloucester Road
Thornbury,
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Sustainable Thornbury Orchard Group invite everyone to Thornbury Community Orchard and Morton Bridge Wildflower Meadow for their first Blossom Open Day.  Visitors will be welcomed to enjoy the plum and apple blossom along with spring flowers in the Orchard and in the South West in Bloom award winning new Wildflower Meadow. On the day visitors have the chance to learn how the Thornbury Orchard group manage the site for fruit production, beneficial bees, pollinators and other wildlife and for the…

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