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


23 September 2012

Looks like loads of lovely lemons!

PTC Lemon Crop

With the onset of cooler weather and a seriously good crop of lemons, it was time to move the lemon tree indoors.  Yes, it was late - very late and heavy and dark AND Al had kindly watered it earlier to ensure it was even heavier!  No matter; after a hearty supper of home cooked ham, jacket potatoes and salad followed by copious slabs of chocolate sponge and cream, both men had built up sufficient energy reserves to eventually lift it  into the conservatory where it will remain over winter.  Now all I need is a really good recipe for lemon marmalade - even I couldn't enjoy all these in G&T's!  Any recipe suggestions?