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!

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15 July 2013

Phew! It ain't 'arf 'ot 'ere!!!

The soaring temperatures for the past few days mean that it's not exactly conducive to gardening and keeping all the containers watered is taking ages!  It's 97F in the greenhouse and that's with every window and door wide open!  The grass is looking quite brown and growth has slowed right down.  Less mowing but more watering!

We have been enjoying some interesting cloud formations and fab sunsets but the photos give no impressions of the very high temperatures. All in all, this weather is better suited to a few beers or, better still: Pimms (hic!)

Big cloud but no rain!
Sun setting over Martley Hillside
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