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


18 February 2013

Dragons, snow and a feeling of spring!

The arrival of Al's 'other' dragon!

Chris looking triumphant!

Idris on his new perch
First job this Saturday was for Chris to install Idris in his new home.  Amazingly, it was dry AND sunny!  More flagstones and stepping were laid.  Roses and climbers were replanted - having spent most of the winter in the veg patch.

Black Betty, Lulu, Poppy & Tosca
Elsewhere in the garden, now that the snow has melted, I found snowdrops and primroses.  I also found the odd Pulmonaria and even a Celandine as well as Hellebores pushing though in the sunshine.  Some of the primroses looked understandably a little bedraggled but it was still lovely to see them!   I have been picking twigs of Prunus and placing them in a vase as it's so nice to see the flowers blossom in the house.   Even the girls were enjoying scratching around in the dry for a change.  The Hennery has had it's 'spring' tidy up and I think its 4 occupants are noticing the ever lengthening days! 

Freed from their blanket of snow!

The Woodland Border

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