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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25 February 2011

Arran's are Chitting

Despite a week away (and it must have been pretty rainy cos the ground is absolutely sodden) things are moving in the greenhouse.  Arran Pilots are chitting nicely in an old egg tray (perfect for this!) just as my Daddy showed me (and he was the best in the whole world!).  The fuchsias are starting to bud up and and the pink cuttings are beginning to put on a bit of growth.  We've had a couple of dry days so I've managed some weeding and dead heading in the lower border.

The chickens tried their best to join me but the netting has prevented their kind of assistance - thank goodness.They have been finding their way along the jet-way today and accessing their food and water in the Hennery with out the need for physical persuasion at the far end - just bribery from the Hennery end with corn!

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