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!


13 March 2013

Micro Blizzards

Well, as predicted, winter came back with a vengeance and working on the trellis was freezing cold!  A single white Camellia braved the elements and opened all its petals only to have them all burnt brown by frost.  After a few days of gloom it was back to vicious frosts and snow!  Monday afternoon was spent moving plants in mini blizzards!  One minute the sun was shining and the snow melted away - the next minute, darkness almost fell, the wind got up and the sky was full of driven snow which was almost blinding.  We battled on half frozen  and looking like polar explorers and this was gardening!!!

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