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


5 May 2015

Competition Tomatoes!

With Matt & Sarah up for the weekend, and after all the hard garden work on Saturday, we decided to get a bit competitive with the Genever tomato plants and each of us planted and labelled their named variety.  Each will be treated with the same levels of TLC (promise!) and we shall see whose is the tallest and, more importantly, whose has the biggest yield of fruit!  Note that the canes used in the greenhouse are not the nice new golden canes that Matt and I trimmed, cut and bundled for sale at Open Gardens!

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