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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10 August 2019

August Garden Chores.



This week, the Yew sofa has had its annual trim and the onions (few that there were) were dried, strung and hung. The hot, humid and rainy conditions mean that everything is growing well without the need for frantic watering! Runner beans are loving the sunshine and rain but hating these high winds.  Following these stormy conditions, the lawns are strewn with leaves and it's not even autumn!  THis year, I've been enjoying having some Sweet peas to pick and bring indoors. Placed on the kitchen windowsill, it positively encourages work at the sink!

Before the storms!

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