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el­lie Har­ri­son learns more about one of na­ture’s sweet­est trea­sures – el­der­flow­ers.

‘el­lie joins the rol­let fam­ily as they hand­pick the har­vest from the slopes of Bre­don

Hill, worces­ter­shire. they’ve set up a tra­di­tional cot­tage in­dus­try pro­duc­ing nat­u­ral cor­dials and presses, us­ing the el­der­flow­ers on their doorstep,’ says Becky.

Matt Baker learns about the­lit­tle Beck­ford pig as­so­ci­a­tion in Glouces­ter­shire.

‘when his dad re­tired from farm­ing, paul Hop­kins took over. elec­tri­cian paul wasn’t sure what to do, but a friend con­vinced him to buy pigs,’ says Becky. ‘More and more peo­ple ex­pressed in­ter­est in a “pigshare scheme”, where mem­bers “buy” a pig and help rear it un­til it’s ready to be slaugh­tered.’

also this week

Margherita tay­lor finds out about stag bee­tles, while el­lie takes a trip to worces­ter cathe­dral, home to what is thought to be the coun­try’s only ur­ban pop­u­la­tion of lesser horse­shoe bats, where the sum­mer roost is full of fe­males ready to give birth.

el­lie sam­ples some elderflower cor­dial

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