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

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24 August 2020

Vegetable Bonanza

Onions: Stuttgart Giant


With our Twilight Garden by Candlelight getting worryingly close, there's much to do in the garden especially with Head Gardener on light duties.  As well as strimming and trimming, Chris has found himself mowing - an unusual activity for him at PTC! The orchard has never has such smart stripes before!

Determined to keep busy in the garden, Head Gardener cleaned and trimmed the home grown onions which had been lifted a few weeks earlier prior to drying in the greenhouse.  Having tidied them all, it was time to string them using binder twine as strung onions are really heavy.  Every year, I wish I had room to grow more!  We have finished eating 4 rows of potatoes, 1 row of peas, 1 row of broad beans and 2 rows of lettuces.  

At present, we're munching our way through 2 rows of runner beans, 1 row of spring onions, 1 row of beetroot and 2 rows carrots.- AND there are only 2 of us!!

1 comment:

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