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murf11
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:01 pm    Post subject: starting an orchard Reply with quote

Hi All. I'm new to the site and looking for help. I'm involved with a community group and we want to start an orchard. Where can we go for help to get this started?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would get in touch with Seed savers in co clare , they have Irish apple varieties from all over the country and mabey native to your county, they have a fantastic orchard down there .

I have bought from them and am very happy with the trees, I'm sure they would be delighted to help and advise you and your group

http://www.irishseedsavers.ie/
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started an orchard myself, this will be its 3rd year but I've added to it last year. I really didn't know what I was at and had very little advice from anyone so don't know how much if a success it will be.

Mountainy man is giving good advice there, contact them and they'll tell you what you need to know. You're better off getting native and even local trees as they're far more likely to survive. There's not really much I can tell you that they won't, just make sure what ever you get is either self pollinating or you get two of them.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was an article recently in the Irish Times...all about Community orchards:

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/2.770/orchards-for-everyone-1.1316944

Maybe that will inspire you and/or give you ideas of who to contact for advice.
Good luck.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboard Murf11. best of luck with your orchard project
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murf11
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much to everyone. Have contacted seedsavers and read the article in the Irish Times, which funny enough, lists a location very near to me as also planning a community orchard. Will definitely be getting in touch with them. Will keep you posted on progress.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll give you three sites.johnstowngardencentre.ie
www.englishfruitnursery.ie
www.futureforests.net (doesn't have a checkout but there's instructions on website of how to order)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that...will check them out.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum Smile how did the orchid go?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to have you join, Murff11. I'm really looking forward to hearing about the progress of your project.
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