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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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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