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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15 July 2015

Garden Produce

The Under Gardener digging potatoes
Delicious Arran Pilots


After 2 days of rain and a group of garden visitors expected on Saturday, we were glad to see clear skies so that mowing, edging and a major greenhouse tidy up could be completed. 

The blue skies and sunshine made harvesting home grown vegetables even more of a pleasure.  We picked the first of our peas whilst we've been eating our new potatoes fro several weeks now.  Our broad beans are perfection and I'm not saying that because they're my most favourite vegetable in the universe!  The grapes are super sweet but have loads of big pips.  Tomatoes are just beginning to turn.  Podding peas with a G&T while watching the sun go down was nearly as enjoyable as eating them when they were cooked!


Grapes, peas, new potatoes & broad beans
Sutton's Early Onwards


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