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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19 July 2016

Phew - it's 92 degrees outside!!!

It's impossible to garden in a heatwave!  This gardener has been busy unpacking her new GTech rechargeable cordless hedge trimmer.  This is what was in the box. I realise that Chris is OIC hedges here at PTC but, I felt I needed something light weight I could use for light trimming such as shaping shrubs and trimming perennials which have finished flowering.  If and when the temperatures drop a little, I plan to try it out on some hardy geraniums that are over. Clumps of fresh green leaves soon reappear and a second flush of flowers, if we're lucky.

In the meantime, this is all I fancy doing in these temperatures and it's FAR too hot to contemplate a visit to the greenhouse - sneaky or otherwise!!

A new table for the greenhouse.

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