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


24 September 2015

Apple Harvesting around Pear Tree Cottage

Summer is officially over as today is the autumnal equinox.  The apple harvest is in full swing all around Pear Tree Cottage.

 The trees had their apples shaken off on Saturday and all the apples were harvested today. It's sort of comforting to hear the sound of tractors busy nearby and, living where we do, one is very conscious of the seasons and their differing tasks.  We had Canadian family on a lightning (rugby!) visit who were very interested in the apple harvest - hence the video for Don as he missed the bits he would have liked to have seen.  

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