Tuesday, 10 September 2019

ORCHARD PARTY

  
      Do come to our 
    ORCHARD PARTY 
    To celebrate our 10th anniversary



St Peter’s Hall (The Glebe Room)
On Saturday 12 October from 6 to 8

Revisit our journey from forgotten wasteland to productive Orchard

Results of the Photographic Competition and presentation of prizes

Wine and nibbles…..

ALL ARE WELCOME

Monday, 9 September 2019

Helper needed for a tidy up....

Hope you're all enjoying the heat and have had good summer holidays. Disappointing that there's so little fruit this year.....but there will be many more good years I am sure.....so....
 
It's that time again.....we need to gather to cut the hedges, weed the trees and cut back the bramble in the Orchard.
Please do come along to help.... 
 
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH FROM 9-30 AM
 
If anyone has a hedge trimmer for the laurel that would be marvellous! If you let me know in advance I can get hold of the ladder....
 
Otherwise I think usual tools ...secateurs,hand forks, loppers, rakes, kneelers, weed buckets
 
Usual break for coffee at 11am....all are welcome
 
With good wishes....and looking forward to seeing a good crowd there

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2019

We are hoping that you've all been planning your entries for our PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION.....we are hoping many of you will be entering.  THERE ARE SPECIAL CATEGORIES FOR CHILDREN.
Show us how artistic you are....
Entries can be delivered to the Memorial Stores in Limpsfield from Monday 9 September (there will be an envelope on the windowsill behind the till) until 1  October
Exciting.....there are prizes to be won....and these will be presented at our Celebratory Party on Saturday 12 October in St Peter's Hall, Limpsfield All details to follow.....do make a date in your diary. 
All enquiries to: (01883713160) helenellson205@btinternet.com
GOOD LUCK!
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Thursday, 22 August 2019

CAN YOU HELP....?

Our wonderful Community Orchard has now been up and running since Dec 2009 ......  very nearly 10 years. In that time we have created a wonderfully productive place where (most years) we harvest apples pears and damsons, celebrate the passing of the seasons with blossom viewing, harvests and Wassails and gathering together to prune,mulch and weed.
Your committee haworked hard in that time.....preparing the site, choosing, planting and maintaining 36 trees and 250 hedging plants, setting us up as a Community Interest Company, managing the finances, sustaining local interest and keeping records of our most generous Friends.
 The Orchard is however a COMMUNITY project and now we feel we need a greater input from others in the local area.
 One very pressing need is to have some technical support....managing the digital records, communication and publicity. We all feel we need some young blood ....someone with up to date computer skills!
 Please do contact us for further information.....Helen 01883 713160, Lorna 01883 712312 Peter 01883 713716

Monday, 22 April 2019

Trail Walk and Blossom viewing April 2019

On Sunday 14 April we gathered to celebrate five years of the Limpsfield Trail.....a group of us walked the route from Limpsfield Church (St Peter's) up through the village to the Orchard to take a look at the blossom....mostly pear which is out well before the apple. We enjoyed, of course, apple cake and tea.....and a good catch up with some Orchardeers who were in at the start.




Thursday, 28 March 2019

FIVE YEARS OLD......

We are celebrating 5 years of our Limpsfield Community Orchard Trail which was officially opened in May 2014 by Cllr Nick Skellet.
 
We would like you to join us at the lych gate at St Peter's Church at 3pm on Sunday 14 April so that we can walk gently up to the Orchard together.
 
There will be tea and apple cake waiting for us....and hopefully lots of beautiful blossom too. 
 
Do join us......if you don't want to do the walk come along to the Orchard anyway.....you will be very welcome
 
Looking forward to seeing lots of you there.
 

Early Blossom?

This pic shows a Buerre Hardy Pear which is budding up nicely. 
We had 13 people in the Orchard on Saturday 23 March to weed and mulch round the trees. It's all looking nicely tidy now.....and we look forward to a good crop. I think the blossom will be 2 to 3 weeks early.....unless we have some late frost we should do well.