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


12 November 2018

Two Gossips Arrive to Inspect Conifer Trimming!

The Two Gossips!
Distant Malvern Hills
We found these two loitering on the drive following a surprise sneaky delivery obviously under the cover of darkness on Friday!  Al's named them 'The Two Gossips' and, for now, they're gossiping over the old garden roller. They move to the Herb Garden - time will tell.

As well as the usual leaf clearing, Saturday's work included conifer trimming. Lugging leaves is somewhat never ending at this time of year but it's a nice job and hardly heavy work. The leaf mould pile is continuing to grow too!

Conifer trimming means ladders are needed. I know my place and am found holding them steady at the bottom with everything droping on me! This time, Chris took some sneaky shots from the top! When it was finished we were covered in bits of conifer but the hedge is looking awfully smart! Well done Chris!

Sneaky Chris!
Letting go to take the photo!

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