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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20 October 2010

Trumpet Ploughing Match 2010




We did sneak off from both chaotic kitchens (still under construction) and gardens (summer house being levelled) for a couple of hours to this year's Trumpet Ploughing Match and avail ourselves of an excellent roast pork lunch!  It was the perfect day and, as usual, we weren't disappointed.  If you enjoy a little traditional rusticity and ploughing with horses, have a look at

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