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


7 July 2020

Summer Fruit Tree Pruning

Did I miss summer?  Nothing but cold grey skies and damaging gusty winds. As for summer pruning fruit trees, it was more like late autumn.  Not that weather hindered progress.  Chris was out with the Niwaki steps skillfully wielding loppers. Before you knew it, both pear trees and our grafted apple had had haircuts and, as we had a bonfire on the go, we were able to burn all the prunings immediately.

Now THAT's efficient!