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


16 November 2014

'This week, Oi 'ave bin mostly..................'

The Raspberry Patch

...........muck spreading!!  Yes really.  A lovely neighbour who farms up the lane brought us a bucket load - that is, a tractor sized bucket!  This is the real deal - well rotted farm yard manure.  Chris and I barrowed it around the garden and shared it out between the roses, raspberries, Beech hedge and, of course the veg patch.  Our muck fork doesn't usually get a lot of use but yesterday made up for that.  It's quite a smug feeling to know that all that goodness is ready in situ for next year.  I promise I only put down my fork to take a couple of piccies!

The Veg Patch

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