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


30 May 2011

Rain at long last

Hurrah!  It rained all day!  The much needed rain arrived at last!  Only the 2nd day's rain we've had since March.  We have been filling the water butts from the well as well as watering the resat of the garden this way.  It really is a luxury to have well water on tap (ahem!)

No excuses for not repainting the house sign too!  The letters had all faded so, I retreated to the studio
The Studio - again!

(still time to cast your vote at ) and picked out all the letters in two coats of gold paint.  In the meantime, Al was busy sorting out the new electric fence to keep Monsieur Le Reynard out of the Hen Pen.  Of course, the rain meant that not all of the wood chip got raked out and instead, a batch of scrummy home made scones was popped in the Aga  and eaten with Jan's lemon curd and afternoon tea.

There's always tomorrow..............................!

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