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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1 November 2015

Major Leaf Clearance.

..& the dull  pear tree leaves
The yellow of the Liriodendron leaves...



A dull and foggy start but Saturday enjoyed a sunny afternoon and it was major leaf clearing! Barrow loads and barrow loads AND barrow loads! All blown up, raked up, swept up and piled high onto the compost heap for returning to the garden in the form of compost next year!  Funny how some leaves are so colourful and yet the leaves from the pears are almost black and not at all pleasing to look at.  They'll be just as many more on the ground tomorrow and the day after as there are many more to fall yet!






Cleared up but many more yet to fall!

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