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


1 October 2012

Many hands make no work.....

Finished architraves all for Chief Blogger (who remains on light duties!)

Having two extra pairs of hands in the garden this Saturday meant that all the old tomatoes were removed and the tender plants are now tucked up for winter in the greenhouse - courtesy of Sarah & Matt!  Matt also mowed lawns, orchard and verges.  Wood was chopped, pot feet put in place as well as general clearing up and ladder steadying!  Chris P. cut and trimmed all the hedges and also pruned the Hawthorn and Field Maple (giving us back our view of the clock tower)

In the meantime, Chris G. continued with door & window linings, sills, architraves and skirting boards (less ably than usually) assisted by Chief Blogger.  She might not have been much use but, she did learn about mitering, packing and wedging.  A friend's exercise bike has also been tried and tested for this new amazing construction.

Time for an......

.....official tea break!

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