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


21 September 2015

The Perfect Day continues..............

Even Chris looks mellow!
Chief Stoker at work!

Well, we did actually get some work done on our 'Perfect Day!'  The Hawthorns, Roses and Clematis down by the Hennery all had their annual prune and, as usual, I was Chief Ladder Holder and got all the prunings in my hair and down my neck! AND to make things worse, as I'm the only one with the camera to hand, it never looks as if I do a thing!  When the grass dried off, I did all the mowing while Chris clipped the Holly and Acer round the pond (always a bit tricky on the pond side!) and Al had a monster bonfire and burned all the brash which was a large amount - as usual!  The egg on top of the Hennery is revealed once again and has been released from the clutches of the Clematis which scrambles over it. (Scrambling over an egg??!)  That tiny speck on the distant rose bush in the photo below is a giant egg in a wire mesh nest which sits on the apex of the Hennery roof! 
It was dusk when all was finished and time for a well earned drink!

All neat & tidy.

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