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


4 July 2013

Garden Club Visit

PTC's resident thrush in full voice
Last night, PTC garden was the venue for a visit by members of The Shelsley Garden club.  After a dull and unpromising start to the day - when it was inclined to spit with rain as I was mowing and edging; the sun came out for their arrival (and for Murray's win!!!)  Lindy so kindly came over and helped serve them with teas, coffees and cake and another £80.00 went into the weekend's kitty which pushed our total to £645.59.  They appeared to enjoy their visit and although it was a touch too bright for the full effects DSM's lighting, they were able to get the idea.  The depths of the illuminated well however were 'well' (sorry!) appreciated!  By the time Alan and Martin arrived, it was much darker and Dave's new lights looked really pretty. We have one more garden club visit on the 25th and then I might feel as if the pressure's off!

Another fab sunset from PTC garden
Meanwhile, down in the Henclosure............over the past couple of weeks, the new girls, have contended with several hundred admiring strangers interrupting their usual tranquil lifestyle - not to mention the silly lady who touched their electric fence!  Despite these distractions, egg production has been eggsellent (sorry!) and output for June reached 72!

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