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


19 December 2011


Sabotage or experimental Bonsai treatment?
Chris is wondering: is this sabotage or a pioneering new Bonsai experiment by Chris G??  He was very quick to spot that a nail has been driven into his personally sculpted and much treasured Bay tree.  To make things worse; the Field Maple was seen to have suffered severe damage to it's bark which explains why it has never thrived.  Further investigations revealed that the heartwood had suffered a fungal infection so, alas, it's been felled and the roots dug out.  Well! When I say felled, I mean, literally pushed over - by Chris.  Chris G has knocked down the wall and dug footings for the new wall.  The oil tank is now totally exposed.  The rest of the site has been cleared of the Roses, Dogwoods and Aliums and looks more like the Somme.

Meanwhile investigations into possible sabotage continue...........................


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