Cool summer brings glut of autumn fruit

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THE coolest summer for 18 years means that autumn fruits and golden leaves are on their way earlier than usual. That means good news for wild birds bingeing on berries but has given fruit farmers across the county a slight headache as they are forced to adjust their plans to cope with the prolonged wet…


Cool summer means early apples

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THE coolest summer for 18 years means autumn fruits and golden leaves are on their way early. That means good news for wild birds bingeing on berries but has given fruit farmers a slight headache. Martin Harrel, of Hayles Fruit Farm, near Winchcombe, sells apples and pears at Stroud farmers’ market, and he has had…


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