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


1 June 2015

Breakaway Garden Visit to PTC

Check out the feet!
On one of the coldest and stormiest evenings, a group of lovely ladies from Breakaway Club.  Despite the atrocious weather conditions, they explored the garden - I actually knew they hadn't sneaked back to their cars and cowered away from the gusting winds because they asked all sorts of questions about the features they's found!  They were some of the few visitors to actually witness the rain chain at its best!!  Instead of sitting outside and enjoying a sunset, they wisely retreated to the conservatory for tea and cakes!  It was so cold we put on the central heating and lit candles for them.  Their generosity means more money to give to charity!  We really hope to see them all again at Wichenford Open Gardens on 20 & 21 June and again on 31 August for our candlelit evening opening.

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