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 October 2019


Out gunned!
Cleaned flag stones.

Despite the incessant rain and consequent flooding we hardy gardeners donned on serious wet weather gear and ventured forth.  NO way could we do any garden work. Chris brought his trusty power washer and we took turns in cleaning flagstones and pruning the Vitis coignetiae over the garage canopy. It had dropped all of its leaves and already I'm missing its outstanding autumn colours!

There was time for a pretty one sided water battle as I was completely outgunned! A tiny water pistol was no match for a Stihl power washer!! However, despite the antics, much very slippery algae was removed and walking in the wet is at least safer now.

Bare but tidy

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