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


9 August 2013

Mystery Tomatoes Ripening

Mystery stripey tomato
Conference pears

Another unknown variety
Chris Genever's mystery tomatoes are ripening in the greenhouse as are the Conference pears in the orchard.  If anyone can identify any of Chris's tomatoes - particularly the stripey ones, I'd be really interested.  They certainly look very attractive and are very tasty.

As for the grapes: what the wasps didn't eat, the chickens did eat!  Peas and broad beans have all been eaten - by us!  We are waiting ever so impatiently for the runner beans to put on some growth.  I was hopelessly late sowing them and can hardly wait to pick some.

The longest is less than quarter of an inch (sigh!) The recent rain has greened up the lawns a little although there are still very obvious smaller brown patches.

More 'stripeys'

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