Countryside Centre in Worcester for an 'everything you need to know about fruit trees' day....fascinating. The course was taught by Wade Muggleton, Senior Community Greenspace Officer, in the classroom for the morning then out in the orchards next to the countryside centre - who knew they were there?! One of the orchards is very old and was neglected for 50 years or more, the other recently planted with local Worcestershire varieties. The course was very informative and enjoyable, ranging from choosing the right plant, planting and pruning to turning some of the harvest into juice.
Now just to decide what varieties of fruit, which rootstock and where to plant them - and of course to actually get the contract signed and take possession of the house! (Of which still no news - apparently the solicitor is awaiting documents from French tax office.......)
Our new home in France
While looking for a house to rent, somewhere to base ourselves while we hunt for the right property, we found the perfect house in the perfect spot -and with the help of the lovely people at Cle Rouge Immobilier in Duras it is ours! This blog is primarily for our friends and family to follow the ups and downs of the adventures. However if we don't know you, I hope you'll enjoy the story too, and that one day you may consider booking into our lovely home as a paying guest - you'll be made very welcome!