To celebrate Ketchup turning one, Alys decided it was the perfect occasion to plant some apple trees at our HQ in Walsall.
I think an apple tree is the perfect present for anyone, but particularly for Ketchup’s first year. Now every autumn when the celebration comes round there will be delicious apples to eat as a present. Plus, in spring there will be blossom and the trees will also help to soften the landscape around the buildings, something pretty to look out on from the office and I hope the start of many more apple and other fruit trees to adorn the work place.
Ok I’ll get off my soapbox now.
How to plant apple trees
Apples are easy to grow and there are hundreds of different varieties. There are a few things that you need to know about choosing an apple. There are two types of apples, dessert or eaters and cookers or culinary apples, which as the names suggests are best for cooking. Some are dual use and few are really only any good for cider!
Alys Fowler is a gardener, published author and a self-confessed foodie. Alys has appeared as a regular presenter on BBC Gardeners World and also hosted her own BBC2 series; The Edible Garden, where she explored sustainability in the urban environment of South Birmingham.
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