The gardens at Pear Tree Cottage sit in a cider apple orchard in the green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England. It enjoys a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury & 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!

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6 March 2010

Gardening - Barbados Style



Having sneaked off to Barbados for a week meant there were lots of opportunities to explore the native flora!  We arrived in the middle of the sugar cane harvest and it was fascinating to see cotton growing commercially and to learn that it's a variety of Hibiscus!
We visited Huntes Gardens 
http://www.huntesgardensbarbados.com/ and this garden was one of the most unusual ever visited - anywhere!  Visitors enjoy drinks with the owner and we came back with even more ideas!  It's always so fascinating seeing our struggling house plants thriving in their native habitats - and an old pair of ubiquitous Felco secateurs!

Oh well - back to reality and time to sow some seeds of our own!
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