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


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 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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