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


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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