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


18 March 2015

Introducing Rob in his Retreat!

It's getting on for nearly a year since 'Rob's Retreat' was constructed in the Wooodland Border and it was a tad too chilly to sup cider in it - even if he had had enough time which, he didn't.  But, here he is - at long last - our neighbour: Rob in his own retreat!  A big thank you to him for the materials and also for the expert pruning on our two apple trees (hic slurp!)  For those who may not know, I should perhaps say that Rob manages and cares for hundreds and hundreds of acres of cider apple orchards and is a real expert in his field (sorry, orchard!) Even more importantly, he is the world's best neighbour!

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