in 2018 MAN will be at the following autumn shows promoting out work and attempting to identify apples for the public. Sat 6th October – Tenbury Applefest on the Burgage, Tenbury Wells town centre Sat 6th and Sun 7th October – National Trust Berrington Hall, near Leominster Sat 13th & Sun 14th October – The […]
The 2018 AGM will again be at Pudleston Village Hall, nr Leominster on Saturday 17th November where along with the usual business and a chance to catch up and socialize with other members we will have the Colwall Orchard group as our guest speakers. Talking about this highly successful community driven orchard project.
Saturday 17th November 2018 is our AGM this year to be held at Pudleston Village Hall, HR6 ORA. Do come along and find out about what MAN has been up to in the last year. Start time 11 am A light lunch will be provided we would love to see a good number of you there, […]
Every year MAN members receive a free newsletter. Each newsletter is a mine of information and covers many aspects of MAN’s work. The following list of contents from the 2002 newsletter is typical.
Every year MAN members receive a free newsletter which is a mine of information and which covers many interesting topics. The following is a digest of the 2003 newsletter.
Each year, in August, MAN produces a newsletter for its members which contains details of activities and knowledgeable articles on many aspects related to apples, pears and orchards. The following is a digest of the 2004 newsletter.
I have always been keenly aware of weather and at one time did the recording and sent in the records daily by telephone from the weather station at Glenmore Lodge, the Outdoor Activity Centre for the Scottish Council of Physical Recreation, where I instructed in Field Studies. For the last 25 years I have received copies of the monthly weather records and Annual Reports, recorded, from 1972 by John Goodger, Head of Science at Gwernyfed School, from the local weather station there. In 1978, it was moved to his smallholding at Felindre, which is situated between Glasbury and Talgarth, in Powys. These are very useful and variations of rainfall, snow cover, late frosts, drought periods, etc often account for variations in flowering times of local plants of interest to me.
So far this year the weather in South Cheshire has been positively Mediterranean. We had a little bit of snow in January, but even this proved to be helpful. The snow was wet and sticky, and as it melted and slid off the roof of our polytunnel it took most of the algal growth and grime with it. This polytunnel is home to our collection of peaches, nectarines, grapes and figs. The improved light levels after the natural cleaning process will certainly be beneficial to the fruit trees’ photosynthesis.
Christopher Boddington, who farms in the south-west of France, describes how the French manage the conservation of ancient apple varieties.