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


30 December 2018

Cobra Leaves Leaves!

The girls setting off on slug patrol
Honda - leaves hoovered up.

Two days without rain AND the sun came out!!  Time to get out lawn mowers, raise up the blades and top the grass! Two different mowers used - the Honda is really good at picking up and chopping up leaves whereas, the Cobra always leaves leaves behind!!! 

The chickens enjoyed a box of fresh grass clippings before going out on slug patrol for half an hour. I even edged the lawns and was far too hot in a fleece in December!! 

Cobra - leaves remained.

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