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.

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22 June 2012

A rain-free day!

Newly extended rose border....

How lucky to have a fine gardening Saturday.  The new rose border was not only extended but, thanks to Chris, it now benefits from having some beautifully well rotted farm yard manure dug in too.  The only missing ingredients are the roses!  Still it's better than having half a border as it's looks much better running the full length of the Beech hedge.  Who knows?  Another fresh crab lunch at David Austin's may await!

....half planted with shrub roses

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You'll have to come over to Norfolk to Peter Beale's Roses http://www.classicroses.co.uk/ to get some inspiration too! They have the most amazing rose garden on show for the next 4 weeks or so. Chance to see Veronica too! We'd love to see you xx Claire [Lynda's daughter!]