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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8 April 2010

Mimosa in bloom.









I needn't have worried after all.  The Acacia dealbata (grown from seed brought back from Australia five years ago) is blooming (memories of Portugal) for the very first time  and after its very harshest winter. OK. So not too many flowers but, flowers they very definitely are - way up there! Unfortunately, at over 30 feet, they are too high up to enjoy any scent but - as they say, "Owt's better than nowt!" 

However, no takers in the  robins architect designed homes - all too busy fighting each other at their dining table!


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