The gardens of Pear Tree Cottage sit in a cider apple orchard in the green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England. It enjoys a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury & Abberley clock tower. The Teme Valley lies just over the hill and, not far away, is the Herefordshire border. Although our climate is temperate - PHZ 8, our seasons are often uncertain and always a challenge to a gardener!
It all began in 2010 & follows the weekly ups and downs of garden work chronicling both successes and failures but most of all demonstrates the fun enjoyed by three people who regularly garden in all weathers.
19 September 2016
Basket of Produce
Foliage pot plant
Surprisingly, we managed a few successes at this year's annual show at Stoke Bliss. The biggest triumph being first in the 'Basket of Produce' class. In total we had 4 1sts, 2 2nds and 2 thirds. Chris was dragged along despite grumbles about little work getting done! He even found time for an ice cream! |As it's also the venue for ploughing competitions, it's always nice to see the vintage tractors working away and the real highlight is to see horses ploughing. The only thing wrong is seeing someone leading them from the front! More photos can be seen here: