'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
14 May 2022
29 April 2022
19 April 2022
Work has continued a pace at PTC but the weather has not been cooperative and persistently heavy and late frosts have meant that potato planting and vegetable seed sowing is much later than usual. Good Friday was the day when I managed to get in 4 rows of potatoes, a row of peas and another of broad beans - a whole 15 days later than last year when I did it all on 1st April. Having said that, we had a two week spell of very cold and wet weather last year and not much likes sitting in cold and wet soil!
I really have to ration our vegetable selection as the plot isn't very big so I go for the ones we eat and enjoy the most! I'm also keeping room for a row of Helichrysum flowers which I plan to sneak in somewhere!!
12 April 2022
Was standing here listening to our first cuckoo on 9th April!! Early indeed for us and considering all the hard frosts we've been having, it was an extra surprise! I don't think this was him but it's such a lovely photo and a lovely few moments!
The wallflowers planted up in the Dahlia border for the first time are all in full flower and I can't think why I left it bare last spring! It's not just their bright colours but also their perfume! I'm such a glutton for perfume in the garden!!
Hopefully, by the time they are over, the Dahlias will be ready to plant out. That's my theory anyway!
The Aspen Grove has really come on with the Euphorbias in their spring glory, the Primulas flowering and the columns all now all upright! Doesn't sound much but it's very difficult to get them all exactly upright. Because they taper, it's no good putting a spirit level against their sides and the tops aren't particularly level or square either! Despite the absence of any Aspens, I think the name will always stick!! Having said that; the young birch trees (Betula Jaquemontii) are now colouring up and showing their true silver colours. Funny how the young silver birch trees are all brown.