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


18 March 2010

Log Fairy

As well as a list of garden jobs, there was serious logging to be done as the secret log fairy had made a delivery during the week!  The pile ran almost the length of the drive and so on Sunday afternoon, logging commenced.

It wasn't just working with 2 chainsaws; there was axe work to be done.  As usual Chris demonstrated great skill and accuracy.  It's always a real pleasure to see him swing an axe.

The light was beginning to fade, we were still working flat out when Chris said it was time we picked up the pace!!!  Some of us were feeling the pace as it was!

Despite still working by the light of the lantern and clearing up after darkness had fallen; the end result was a practically full log store.  All very worthwhile!

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