Now that spring is finally here it's time to open the windows, light up the BBQ and get back into the garden.
Many of us are looking for something a little different from the usual border flowers and hanging baskets. More and more of us are looking to fruit and veg. We have become a nation of allotment keepers, looking for home-grown food that we can pick fresh and include in our cooking.
Fruit in particular has a taste like no other when it has been home grown. With Pears being the fruit of Worcestershire – we have our very own unique Black Pear, which is a reddish, purple colour that needs to cooked rather than eaten straight from the tree.
These are the same Black Pear Trees that we have been handing out for our special community awards, Worcestershire Black Pear Tree Award.
Pershore College have very kindly supported the award and have gifted us a number of trees for us to hand over to lucky recipients. If you are lucky enough to buy one from Pershore's public garden centre then we have a few tips on how to keep your tree healthy and happy in the garden.
Here's John Farmer, Commercial Manager at Pershore College.