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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24 January 2011

Hyacinth Flop - Cure


Unusually, this year I've decided that prevention is better than cure.  Every year when I bring hyacinths into the house, they put on masses of growth and when the are at their very tallest and fragrant best, they flop - badly!  As we all know Hyacinths are immensely top heavy and this means rescue splints and ugly string.  However!  This year; not only have I used some twiggy supports, but I've used Hazel catkins for added prettiness!  The damp potting medium provides enough moisture to sustain them.





Look who sneaked into the top photo!

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