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


30 May 2016

'Queenhouse' Finale

Now unveiled!
Surrounded by red, white & blue!

It was lovely to have the Lyte-Masons over from Australia to open the new greenhouse. We were very honoured to have them as 11 years have elapsed since they were over for the opening of our Hartley Botanic predecessor! It was warm and sunny and we were able to have a barbecue and even eat the first course outside. We celebrated with Chris G who gave up most of his Easter to build the base and his wife: Sal and Chris P who dismantled the old greenhouse and dug out all the footings. For the occasion, Chris G managed to find the time to finish grouting all the floor tiles and also do an amazing job of tiling the threshold. We're looking forward to Hartley Botanic replacing the corrugated bases for the staging and all will be completed. In the meantime, the vine is thriving as are the tomatoes and cucumbers.

Chris's amazing threshold.

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