The gardens at 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!

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21 February 2013

Selling the snowdrop


How could I resist showing a few snowdrops on the blog? Most of the snowdrops in this garden are in the Woodland Border and it's still too wet to tread on the soil for a close up.  These are strays in the orchard.  I think that these bravest of flowers always deserve excessive limelight.  They may look a picture of innocence but here they showing the world how tough they are when little else dares to show more than a tiny green shoot.  I love their bitter sharp scent and their little nodding heads.  These are all the more precious as there aren't great carpets of them in this garden.  They are multiplying to respectable numbers but the trouble is; you can never have enough of a flower that shouts, 'Winter's nearly over!'


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