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


11 January 2015

The return of PTC's Under Gardener

Al back at work...
...& Chris at work!!

It was really lovely to see the return of our Under Gardener who has been on light duties for a very long time following a knee replacement.  He stoked up a really smokey bonfire a few feet from where we were emptying the compost heap and it felt just like old times again!  With eyes streaming Chris and I toiled through dense smoke loading barrows with compost.  It's quite difficult to rush away with a heaped up barrow but that's what we were doing in order to breathe!  Saturday's are now back to normal - they just haven't been the same without Al's bonfires!!!  I wonder if you can buy breathing apparatus on EBay.............?

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