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!
24 June 2012
Today I solved the problem of the effects the wild weather is having on the peonies. Rather than see them battered to death by the persistent rain and gales, I picked the lot - every last one, brought them indoors, arranged them in vases and put them where than be enjoyed - in safety! Result: peonies all saved!