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!


7 April 2013

Chris's Ebay Urns

A surprise visit from Chris last Sunday meant even more surprises with a delivery of amazing garden goodies in the form of a pair of rather grand looking garden urns and 3 other jardinieres plus 2 shrubs - a lovely Spirea nipponica Snowmound and a Philadelphus Virginal with has double flowers both of which are sizeable, mature plants and both with an RHS Award of Garden Merit.  All very exciting!!  Of course, I couldn't wait to have the pair of urns set up in position so when the other Chris G. arrived, he made plinths for them and cemented each urn to its respective plinth either side of the arbour path.  If it wasn't for the FREEZING weather, I'd have planted them up but, as things stand meteorologically, it would be sheer folly.  Most of the pots and urns were EBay purchases and team negotiations!  Just to smarten things up, Chris P. made a rather splendid job of weeding and forking the border - after this photo was taken!

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