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


22 May 2016

Dodging the Showers

Just a couple of blooms that caught my eye after mowing and edging between the showers this afternoon. With such high humidity, the scent of so much apple and hawthorn blossom hangs heavy in the air and is noticed as soon as one steps outside - the joy of being surrounded by apple orchards! The frequent showers gave me the perfect excuse to retreat to my new greenhouse! Calendula seedlings were pricked out, chillies, potted on and tomatoes tied in with side shoots removed.

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