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


23 June 2017

One day left before open gardens.

"This week, I 'ave bin mostly.....!!"

                                                       .....tidying and cleaning in the tool and potting sheds! Well, to be fair, not all week but today. One good thing about open gardens is the fact that it makes sure that ordinary maintenance jobs get done! Even the windows have been cleaned! Fences, seats, water butts even the barn have all been creosoted. Plastic pots have been sorted, stacked and tidied away. Terracotta pots have been cleaned, their cast iron guttering cleaned and treated and the pots sorted and stacked.

Tomorrow means mowing and edging everywhere, cleaning tables and chairs...........& a zillion other things!

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