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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17 August 2015

Working with Wood - dead and alive.


This Saturday it was logs, logs and MORE logs.  Moving dried logs from the log seasoner, sweeping it all out and re-stacking these dried and seasoned logs in the log store was our first move. Then came the sawing, splitting, loading, lugging and stacking the 2 tons of Sycamore tree that Chris and Kyle dropped off on Thursday!  We finished the lot and there was still enough time to finish pollarding the ornamental cherry which we started last Saturday.  It looks a tad bare for now but the Herb Garden now has lots of much needed light and the cherry  will be kept in check.  After all this - did we feel smug or what?


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