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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22 December 2010

Longer icicles & even deeper snow









Left: Icicles on the greenhouse









Right: Snow in the orchard over a foot deep



Above: The pond with a blanket of snow too deep for my boots!

This is what we returned to following our visit to Sandy!  Even MORE snow!!!


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