Peerless Pears

Grow pears for your heirs, the saying goes. Fionnula Fallon heeds some advice on speeding up the process

Summer-flowering annuals picked from Fionnuala Fallon’s garden last week, Calendula ‘Neon’, Ammi visnaga, Briza maxima, Centaurea cyanus ‘Blue Boy, Lathyrus ‘Gwendoline’. Larkspur, pennisetum, and Nigella damascena ‘Deep Blue’ Photograph: Richard Johnson

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Freshly harvested kale. Photograph: Getty Images
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