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


1 October 2019

Loving Trees and Views!

I know we were only meant to remove Aspens but also getting the chop was a misshapen apple tree right at the bottom of the greenhouse steps.  We had no view from the greenhouse terrace and no view of the greenhouse from our little orchard.  A very brave decision was made.  The apple tree has now gone and we are really enjoying our new views!  It also means more sunlight for the greenhouse.  After all, we do have other apple trees - 3 in fact.

This view pf the greenhouse was previously obscured by an apple tree at the foot of the steps.
The danger of having a garden with a view and loving trees.  We plant trees and lose the view! Even on this dull and misty day, I don't want to lose the view across the valley to Hillside and Woodbury.

I can guess what you're thinking!  Look at the height of the cherry down at the bottom!  See what I mean???

A pile of grass marks the spot where an 
apple tree once stood .

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