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 October 2012

Wild Bullace Harvest

Straight from the tree (with Chris's help), into the pot and, when cooled; into the freezer!! For those unfamiliar with this fruit, they are a slightly larger, sweeter and rounder Damson.  They are self fertile and originated in England C. 1500

Prunus institia - more commonly known as Bullace

Bullace in spring

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