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


4 July 2015

......with a cherry on top!

Head Gardener and Chief Blogger is unable to work in the garden for an entire week due to a temporary incapacitation. Luckily it's Wimbledon fortnight and Murray won again!

Following the purchase of our Cherry Aid sleeves Chris was able to pick our little crop of perfectly ripe cherries from our young tree.  Last year, the blackbirds literary ate every single cherry and there's nothing nicer than eating freshly picked cherries then having a cherry stone spitting competition to see who could get one in the bird bath from a seated position.  Modesty forbids me from divulging the winner's name!

The ones that missed the bird bath!!

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