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


18 December 2021

When Head Gardener is on Light Duties!

 Head Gardener has been on light duties these past 2 weeks. As wrapping Christmas presents and sorting Christmas decoarations is allowed, that's what she's been doing.  Meanwhile, Chris has been putting up lights in the garden and pruning roses to avoid wind rock over winter. By doing a bit of forging in the garden and spraying some dries Aliums, I did a big table arrngement and a spray for the Elgar door - both of which use ancient decorations faithfully stored every year!  The Aga looks quite festive and decorations mean no dusting until they all come down!!

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