The green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England, is home to the cider apple orchards which surround the gardens of Pear Tree Cottage. They enjoy a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury and Abberley clock tower. The Teme Valley lies just over the hill and, not far away, is the Herefordshire border. Although our climate is temperate, our seasons are often uncertain and always a challenge to a gardener!

This began in 2010 & follows the weekly ups and downs of garden work chronicling both successes and failures but, above all, demonstrates the fun enjoyed by three people who regularly garden in all weathers.

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9 March 2010

Back to Basics!


From tropical to freezing temperatures; it was back to work.  Chris had fixed and sealed the leak with new piping and had covered in most of the trench whilst we were away. 

I knocked the mortar off all the rescued bricks dug from the old soak away (Mmm!) and ‘cleaned’ them!! All 3 wheelbarrows full. Alas: no photos! The trench in the Bog Garden was then refilled and raked level.  We now have to re-seed the grass-less areas.

The gravel around the new vegetable patch has now been replaced - most was lost when it stuck to the muddy tracks on the heavy plant equipment.  Time to sow some seeds as soon as the weather warms up.  Until then, there's work in the greenhouse.

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