Began way back in the snowy winter of 2010, this blog continues to follow the progress of an English cottage garden throughout each of the very varied gardening seasons.

The gardens of Pear Tree Cottage sit in a cider apple orchard in the green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England. It enjoys a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury & Abberley clock tower. The Teme Valley lies just over the hill and, not far away, is the Herefordshire border. Although our climate is temperate - PHZ 8, our seasons are often uncertain and always a challenge to a gardener!


2 August 2011

The best thing about gardening................

Sutton's Early Onward

There are plenty of flowers on the runner beans and peas are cropping really well this year despite an almost total lack of rain at PTC.  Such crops provide the perfect opportunity to make use of my new 'No 6 Trug!' which was a present from one's ever loving husband. He so enjoys the contents - no prizes for guessing motivation!

 Beefsteak & Black Russian Tomatoes 

The Genever tomatoes are also coming into their own now and the those are the last of the first row of Autumn Kings - which interestingly was planted out as seedlings (hence the quirky shapes!).

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