Instead of reading Bulmer's annual report in W11 perhaps Mr Patten should visit the row upon row of cider apple trees that Bulmer and others have planted in Herefordshire and there he will see one of the limitations of "environmental best practice": herbicide strips under the trees. Many hedgerows have been pulled up, this is common knowledge - in Herefordshire. Given the right varieties of fruit it is possible to grow the trees in a living environment. With the limited resources of a small cider company, we are proving it.
Dunkerton's Cider Co,