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.

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21 April 2010

Busman's Holiday?


The gardeners have been sneaking off again!  This time - visiting gardens in Cornwall and checking out bigger and much grander garden projects!  The pool and water feature above is being constructed at Tremayne http://www.wolseylodges.com/lodges/2990  and has been designed by Anthony who has the advantage of being a civil engineer.

The house beneath is Tregoose  http://www.tregoose.co.uk/garden.htm boasts a beautiful natural woodland garden with Triliums and Erythroniums all in flower beneath the trees.






Other gardens visited were (our favourite) Trewithen: http://www.trewithengardens.co.uk/home
Glendurgan: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-glendurgangarden
Trelissick and of course Caerhays: http://www.caerhays.co.uk/




Having had a brilliantly sunny 4 days wandering Cornwall's most beautiful gardens at the best possible time of year it's back home to mowing lawns, pricking out seedlings and potting on in the greenhouse!


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