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.

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26 June 2013

Summer Solstice + 3

Woodbury

It was too cloudy to see the sunset  on 21st so here's a couple taken on 23rd.  It's the nearest the sun ever gets to setting at the base of Woodbury.  One thing is certain: we never tire of the views from PTC.  

The shot of Martley Hillside taken from the terrace path shows Bulmer's orchard in the middle distance and the top of a dog rose in our hedge with the tip of a Photinia just visible.  The field with the long shadows is strip grazed earlier in the year, from left to right by a milking herd.


Long shadows on Martley Hillside

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