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


17 November 2015

Man down!

Before & after!
I have to confess to a bit of an oversight!  Having been on light duties for a short while, A couple of weeks ago, Chris was not only left to power wash all the flagstones and clear all the fallen leaves on his own, but was also to take photographs!  Having done all of these jobs, he was rather expecting to see his photos posted on the blog - not unreasonable.  Well, here they are - somewhat belatedly. The flag stones look immaculate and their natural colours really stand out!  More importantly, they are now safe to walk on when wet.  Prior to his miserable wet work, they were lethal. All the algae meant that it was like walking on an ice rink. We actually prefer the appearance of the algae and lichens but err on the side of safety in this case. Chris's photos

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