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


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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