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


14 June 2016

Success despite the rain

The Team!
Lyn and her salad!
Well doesn't it always rain for Open Gardens? Sunday was true to form although it was warm and we did have some sunny periods between the downpours! We opened for a few hours between 2pm & 6pm. Hardy visitors braved to rain and we made the grand total of £182.50. Lots of lovely people came, said lovely things but I think it was the cakes that nailed it! We had Lyn, Dave, Di, Eve and Jo as our team. They washed up, served cakes and even ferried visitors from the car park to the drive to say nothing of all the clearing up afterwards. A very BIG thank you to them all - we just couldn't do it without you! Another thank you to all the friends and neighbours who so kindly baked all the delicious cakes. 
Their generosity is much appreciated! After all the hard work and as it was too cool to dine outside, we moved garden furniture into the conservatory and dined indoors on Eve's delicious Moroccan Chicken and her homemade almond meringues.  What a perfect end to a BUSY BUSY day!!

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