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


8 March 2013

Spring tried to muscle in....

Today may have had a frosty start but the warm sunshine and clear blue skies that followed meant that some parts of the garden thought that spring had arrived!  The Hellebores are springing up and Pulmonarias, Celandines and Narcissus are all stirring.  The furry Magnolia buds are swelling fast and Prunus blossom is opening.  Even the chickens enjoyed a spot of sunbathing after their dust baths.  We know it couldn't last and just made the best of it before the return of more grey skies and rain.

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