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


16 August 2020

Simon Brings Sunshine!

After all Simon's hard work at P.T.C., he deserved nice sunny weather for his friends and family to visit the garden and it was most definitely NOT a promising start.  Leaden skies and steady rain made Woodbury Hill invisible in the mists.  As the morning wore on the skies began to brighten and having dried all the chairs, it seemed risky setting out cushions.  Not so.  By arrival time at 2pm the sun was shining! 

After exploring the garden, they were able to enjoy tea and cake in warm sunshine..... that was until 4pm when very dark clouds were gathering and it began to rain again.  Everyone very kindly helped gather up cushions and trays before the thunder began to rumble.  I reckon they timed things to total perfection - a clear couple of hours sunshine just when it was needed most!  We thank them all for their kind support.  It was a real pleasure to meet them and we do hope they will return!

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