The gardens of 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!


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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