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


25 July 2021

No Wheelbarrows were actually hurt !


Most of Saturday was spent hedge cutting, pot tidying and moving and then doing the dreaded pond work.  Chris donned on the waders and  looked as he's heading out into unknown and dangerous territory as he waded out!   did battle with overgrown water lilies, irises and oxygenating weed - Ceratophylum demersum alias Hornwort.  

It's a bit of a villain and practically filled the entire pond!  Having discovered that we ow an amphibious wheelbarrow, we filled 5 of them. All rubbish all ended up on the compost heap and, at the end of the day, with the pond water level topped up from the well, it all looked neat, tidy, clear and actually much larger!  The fish certainly have a lot more room and can actually be seen again.

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