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


21 March 2021

Smug Sunday!


Well!  After an "efficient Saturday", it was Smug Sunday!


A little bistro set that sits on the jetty had a makeover.  It was a skip rescue few years ago and despite several coats of preservative, it always looked bleached and neglected.  A coat of paint was called for and having given it 3 coats of Old English Green it looked so smart, I wish I'd taken a 'before' shot.  I could hardly place them back on the jetty without smartening that up too! 


Time to get the mowers out while the weather is so mild and dry. With the temperatures increasing and the extra hours of daylight, the grass is growing and greening up. Still on a high cut, the lawns and orchard were all trimmed and as we'd weeded the pond margins yesterday, I sharpened my favourite long handled edging tool and with edging shears went round neatening all the edges.  Lastly I hoed several more borders.

                Feeling Sunday smugness!

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