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


15 September 2016

Little Helpers in the Rain!

Should have used a bigger barrow!

Scooping the silt out of the culvert was a pretty messy job but made even messier with the rain and messier still with a team of 3 little helpers! Water, mud and wheelbarrows - the 3 biggest and best attractions!!

Washing muddy hands for the umpteenth time!

We bucketed out the water and, with a long handled scoop, filled 3 or 4 wheelbarrows full with silt and disposed of the contents down in Cato's Corner.  Having done that, Chris retrieved a wheelbarrow full of pebbles which Elissa and I washed - each one individually!  Definitely the world's messiest job! Afterwards, the sun came out and we had a bonfire.  Yes, of course were soaking wet and covered in mud but, who needs toys?  Result: the submersible light in the culvert looks really pretty at night again and everyone had a ball!

Chris teetering over the edge!

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