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


4 December 2011

Hic! Slurp!

  • Question: How many bottles of apple juice were made from our 2 wheelbarrows full of apples?
  • Answer: 88!  

How amazing is that? In case you're at all doubtful, here's (part of) the proof:

All bottled sealed and pasteurised and can be kept for 2 years - not much chance of that!  It's absolutely delicious. Many thanks to Colin and Val who collected them for us and lugged them all into the garage (and then forgot to take any samples home to Essex!)

Bottoms up! 

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