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


29 November 2015

Vulcan Tribute!

Whilst watching the documentary on the AVRO Vulcan bomber - arguably the greatest aircraft ever built and its very last flight, I came across this photo taken in our - yes OUR garden.  Sadly the pear tree is no longer but it's totally tragic to realise that there is no longer an airworthy Vulcan in the entire world!

Naturally it was the sound that galvanised me into photographic action.  Once you're heard a Vulcan, you can NEVER forget it.  Even when I heard it, I couldn't believe my ears.  Lucky, my trusty camera was handy.  We were away when it enjoyed its last flight on the 15th October so here's our very own belated tribute to a great old bird!

Vulcan over PTC!!

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