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


30 October 2015

Dark, Dank, Damp & Deep in Leaves!

It just has to have been the very darkest, dampest, dankest day and we're not even in November yet. It seemed never to get light and masses of leaves too wet to 'hoover' up remain on the lawn obscuring what little light there was!  Never, in the mid afternoon have I ever gone into the garden and taken photos using flash! n today was certainly an exception.

The leaves on both the Tulip tree and the fig are huge so it doesn't take many to fall before the grass beneath to be in complete darkness. If it wasn't for the pale gold colours of the Tulip tree leaves, these shots would look even darker! Even the sky wasn't as light as it appears.  It's also amazingly warm which is entirely unseasonal.  We haven't even lit the log burner this autumn yet as it's been just too mild.  I'm looking forward to some cold and crisp weather and a good old clear up!

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