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


14 September 2015

Trug of War over Apples!

Chris still trying to separate 2 trugs
Chris trying to separate 2 trugs!
Apple harvest completed!

A sunny Saturday meant time to pick the apples and load them up ready for juicing. We borrowed Yvonne's stupendously amazing ladder!  Am seriously coveting this set of Japanese steps. They were as light as a feather and steady as a rock.  From just the one tree, we picked 3 trugs full and we're now taking bets as to how many bottles of juice will result.  We did have a spot of bother trying to separate 2 of the new trugs!!  Neither of us could do it on our own so it was a trug of war!  Guess who ended up on the grass! Now guess - how many bottles of apple juice??

Separation success!

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