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 September 2012

Living in an Orchard

Living in an apple orchard at this time of year means that the apples glow like lights in the sunshine - when we have any! These trees - all 2,400 of them were planted 5 years ago for the production of Bulmer's cider.  They are equally striking when they're all in blossom and the scent is pure heaven.  Rob keeps his orchards perfectly manicured all year round and harvesting is happening as I type.

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