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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12 April 2016

Laying a new greenhouse floor.

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Chris mixing more mortar
Newly laid path
After a day in the persistent rain yesterday and getting soaked through and covered in mud, it was a real pleasure to continue greenhouse work in sunshine today. Our star of a builder arrived with much needed bricks for the new greenhouse path - probably cos he didn't trust us to go and buy the right sort! I found 4 old tiles which he built in as features and I was allowed to brush off the mortar! We plan to keep the same greenhouse layout as before with a bed for tomatoes on the right hand side and staging on the left with the far end floor space left free for taller pot plants. So far, the grapevine seems to be surviving


Evidence of building works!





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