The gardens at Pear Tree Cottage sit in a cider apple orchard in the green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England. It enjoys a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury & 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!


26 June 2013

Summer Solstice + 3


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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