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.

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25 March 2015

Another Home Available for Rent

On a bright March morning as the sun melted away the frost, Chris Genever and I set up a traditional beehive down in the lower border where it will nestle amongst the Lamium beneath the Acers.  Alas no honey bees but if wild bees decide they'd like to come and squat inside (instead of taking over a bird house by the tool shed and evicting the birds), they would be more than welcome.  The hive was bought on Ebay and as much as I love the thought of keeping bees, alas I have no experience and little time. Shame really as we are surrounded by apple orchards and not only would pollinators have plenty to do but apple blossom honey sounds really tempting!  



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