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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21 September 2015

Perfect Day!

On the most perfect autumn day, there was time to wander around the garden with the camera before getting down to some more serious work this Saturday!  Yes, I know the 'Season of mists & mellow fruitfulness' is almost over quoted but it IS that season with a divine misty start and a perfect light all day.  Because of the heavy morning dews, mowing has to wait until later in the day - an even better excuse for a somewhat slower start to a usually full on day!  Apple harvesting is in full swing in the surrounding orchard and it was nice to stop and have a word with the man of the moment who was busy shaking the apples of each tree ready for collection & lugging to Ledbury for pressing..  The Sedums & Michaelmas Daisies are all at their best and are just covered in tens of thousands of bees and butterflies.


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