'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
22 November 2021
3 November 2021
WELL!! Can you believe it?? We can't!! We were amazed - truly! Our Under Gardener was bowled over to learn that we were even a finalist - particularly as I hadn't bothered to tell him the garden had been entered! All the other regional winners are sitting in their beautiful sunny gardens for their videos but it was a really filthy day here so I'm sitting in a pretty dark and very echo-eee greenhouse! Yes of course it's cheesy. I'm not used to talking to a camera. Anyway it's super exiting and we're looking forward to the arrival of our plaque. Let's hope it enables us to make even more money for charity!!
A big BIG thank you to both our voters and our loyal supporters!!
17 October 2021
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!!
14 October 2021
I'm so pleased to have so much scent in the garden at this time of year. We have an Eleagnus down by the Compost Yard which is a joy to walk past. Along the Fernery Path is a Heptacodium which is just blasting out fragrance from its tiny flowers! Actually, both these shrubs have such tiny flowers and yet the perfume just blasts out! Totally worth bottling!
12 October 2021
I've been given a few more accessories for what's fast becoming an outdoor kitchen in the Herb Garden. Since the old cast iron range was installed, I've acquired an old enamelled saucepan, some old cast iron scales and weight, a flat iron and, most recently, a little brass kettle! The Pelargonium which has provided the flames all summer long is due to spend the winter back in the safety of the greenhouse and remerge next year. Now I need to think of something to mimic flames over winter! Ideas?
|Accessorising the mini outdoor kitchen!|