Thursday, 24 January 2019

February's events from Mid Shires Orchard Group



SPRINGTIME SCIONWOOD SWAP: BUCKINGHAM
Date: Saturday 2nd Feb, from 10.00am to 4:00pm
Venue: Buckingham Garden Centre, Tingewick Road, Buckingham, MK18 4AE 

Bring your scionwood to share and swap with others, or offer or acquire for a small donation. This event will feature hundreds of rare, local and heritage apple, pear, plum and cherry varieties. They can be grafted on the day (as a paid service) onto purchased rootstocks of choice, or be taken home for grafting to make new fruit trees. This is a really great way to obtain and distribute rare and unusual varieties of fruit tree for gardens, home or community orchards, fields and hedgerows. Price: FREE entry! 

Scionwood may be swapped for free, or acquired/provided for a small donation per piece or bundle, at the supplier’s discretion. Rootstocks are at their retail prices, discounted for five or more. There is also a charge for the grafting service per tree, with a discount for five trees or more.

AFTERNOON AT THE ORCHARD: WOUGHTON ORCHARDS
Date: Saturday 16 Feb 2019, from 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Venue: Woughton Orchards, off Newport Road, Woughton on the Green, Milton Keynes, MK6 3BD

Join us for large branch pruning and crown raising in the Far Cider Orchard, as well as winter pruning in the Old Cider Orchard. Bring working gloves, pruning shears and pruning saws if you have them. Free event but donations welcomed towards refreshments 

Contact: Claire at: MSOGChairman@yahoo.com to find out more and confirm attendance. Visit their Facebook page for more information.