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.

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13 June 2019

Fools & Cordial in the Rain!

Elderflowers & gooseberries...
...simmering gently.

It's been far too wet gor garden jobs!  In fact, I was soaked picking these gooseberries from our little gooseberry bush.  found some pink Elderflowers from our Sambucca Nigra and there were enough for 6 gooseberry fools and some cordial. I've frozen the fools but will serve them with a topping of fresh raspberries and mint leaves and a dusting of icing sugar.  The cordial is a really fabulous colour and tastes delicious.


Finished results.

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