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


4 December 2014

Prunus Pruning in the Dark!

Sometimes, there just aren't enough hours of daylight!!  When the days are overcast and it seems like dusk all day long, we have to resort to winter pruning by torchlight.  It was only around 5pm when this was taken.  Chris was doing some winter pruning in a Prunus.  We didn't imagine actually using the uplighting for pruning purposes!

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