'UP THE GARDEN PATH' by Pam Thompson
- THE CAST
- THE GARDEN
- GARDEN WILDLIFE
- 2005 - 2016 GREENHOUSE UPGRADES
- 2008 -THYME SQUARE
- 2012 - THE PEAR HUT
- 2006 - OIL TANK SCULPTURES
- 2005 - RABBITS OUT-FOXED
- 2006 - BOUNDARIES
- 2004 - AN OLD BUOY
- 2009 - CULVERT+SUMMERHOUSE
- 2005 - PUMP RESTORATION
- 2010 - LIVING WITH HENS!
- THE WORLD'S MOST RECYCLED GARDEN!
- 'UP THE GARDEN PATH' by Pam Thompson
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
30 August 2023
21 July 2023
10 July 2023
It was time for Chris to don on his waders and to go into battle! It was a massive undertaking and he had to cut off sections of the monster root system in order to be able to lift them out. Sadly, this was when he discovered that he had mistakenly picked up the old leaky waders - not the shiny new pair! He filled 5 wheelbarrows (2 of which were very large wheelbarrows) with its weighty root system. All of the barrows were too heavy for me to lift.
Upon hearing of yesterday's exploits, we were contacted by our neighbours. To cut a long story short, we invaded the compost heap and retrieved most of the water lily root sections filling large numbers of plastic trugs, loaded them into a car for rehoming in their newly dredged lake!! The monster lives on! We look forward to James sharing pictures of its new home.
5 July 2023
26 June 2023
Having finished mowing, today was the day for lifting our very first new potatoes or, to see if there were any there at all!. These Arran Pilots were planted nearly a month late due to a freezing cold and wet spring. The first root yielded just enough for us both to enjoy for dinner and \I promise: they were truly delicious!
On the way back to the house, I just HAD to stop and admire these lilies (Lilium regale) which are just at their very best exuding their magnificent perfume! They were first introduced from China in 1903 and grown by both my father and grandfather. I think we have the great plant collector: Ernest Wilson to thank for these.
18 June 2023
Chris's Pauls Himalayan Musk is a show stopper and nearly every visitor commented!
Pelargoniums have been planted in the dahlia border as I feel it's just to dry for dahlias. Instead, dahlias have been planted in a row in the vegetable bed. It will be very interesting to see how they do compared with previous years.