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


13 July 2020

Garden Visitors on a Saturday!!

Cheryl Pearsall & family
Alison & Merv Hardwell & friends
Saturday was a mixed day in the garden!  Firstly, a rush to ensure that all mowing and edging was done and then pruning the Philadelphus shrubs before garden visitors arrived and log splitting, lugging and stacking began.  Logging is one of those nice 'squirrel' jobs as it's looking ahead and preparing for winter.

It all worked perfectly as while we were logging, the visitors wandered, explored and enjoyed picnics on the lawns in warm sunshine!  I do have to say that it seemed a tad weird having visitors whilst working but I did warn them and they didn't seem to mind.  As the logs were already sawn, there was no chainsawing noises to disturb visitors but just the gentle sound of an axe splitting wood! (Can axing even be described as gentle??!!)

We made money for the NGS and filled an entire bay with logs for winter - all thanks to Chris!!  What a star he really is!

All ready for winter!

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