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


27 September 2010

Gardeners' Outing!

Above: Traditional wooden lathe

This week all gardeners had a day out to visit the Association of Professional Foresters' Show and saw the World Pole Climbing Championships and the European Chainsaw carving Championships!  The show is held every 2 years and as well as demonstrating HUGE timber processing/hauling equipment also promotes traditional woodland crafts, skills and traditions.  As well as coming home with a hand made trug and balancing dragonfly, we saw lots of pretty amazing sculptures and ideas.

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