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


29 May 2012

Sitting in an orchard

Kays restored seat

Following Sunday's painting with a lot of green paint, Kay's (now very smart) seat was given a new wooden roof - courtesy of Chris Genever.  This of course meant another tin of green paint and much trauma in amongst the thorns of the three surrounding Berberis with only a paint brush for defence!  The scars seem worthwhile and I even found 5 minutes to sit on it after finding its cushions.  It's like sitting in Rob's manicured orchard and with the scent of the apple blossom of 24000 apple trees...........................mmmm, need I say more?
... Bulmer's orchards from the seat
Views of Martley Hillside &...

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