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


17 October 2021

Radical but Super-Efficient Saturday!


Having been away for a couple of weeks, there was no stopping Chris this weekend!  He strimmed all the meadow grass, raked it up and lugged it to the compost heap,  I weeded and edged around the tree bases and then it was time for the big change!  Out with a really badly placed apple tree (now grafted and growing away happily on its neighbour) and out with a fruitless, miserable and diseased cherry tree! 

 Both were obscuring our fabulous views across the valley and both will now help keep us warm over winter!  We're now awaiting the arrival of Chris avec stump grinder.  In the meantime, a bird house sits on the cherry stump and a mini theatre with players on the apple stump!

Here we have before and after and our restored view!!

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