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


1 February 2014

The Battle Continues!

A tidy row of reduced Leylandii
Chris & Kyle have been slaving with their arboricultural reduction and do they ever have mountains of brash down on the ground!!  It doesn't look much from a distance but close up, it's tons and tons!!  Kyle also took a couple of shots from an unusual angle which shows their neat handy work and the fact that we really do live in an orchard!  Meanwhile, the Under Gardener (and Hunter Gatherer!) is fed up with all this wet weather as he no longer has the kitchen to himself on gardening days. Head Gardener has been making soups and lunches for the arboriculturalists and disrupting his routine because it's just too wet for her to work in the garden!!

Pear Tree Cottage in an apple orchard!

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