The Community Orchard

By Alexander Johnston There is a community orchard in Kirk Langley, tucked away off the lane. It’s a hidden treasure trove of fruit and berries. It’s open to the public, and I think it’s really good because it has everything from cooking apples, pears, quinces and sloes in the autumn, to raspberries and elderflower in

Pears with Everything

A few years ago we moved to a house with a Conference pear tree in the garden. Weird pruning means the pears mostly grow at the ends of huge spindly branches- no good for climbing, but fine for shaking the fruits off. Each year, the tree produces more fruit than we can eat. It produces

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