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


19 June 2014

Getting ready for open gardens..........

Chief Blogger has been so busy getting the garden ready for Open Gardens weekend, there's been no time for blogging!  It's been gruelling long days and I wonder why I even like doing it!  However, we are getting there.  Judith has been a star as despite being right in the middle of a house move, is undertaking the duties of Officer in Charge of The Plant Emporium!  Chris rolled up with her trestle tables and the first of her plants.  How organised is that?  Steve has also been busy growing contributions which also arrived today.  Brilliant neighbours have offered parking.  Rob offered an orchard and Roger has cut and baled his hay in time to offer his field which is nearer and, more importantly - no long uphill haul! We even have a full size NGS flag to fly!  Tomorrow, is last minute mowing and edging everywhere and then setting up the conservatory for use as a tea room!  The weather forecast is excellent so let's hope we get the odd visitor!

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