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