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


11 May 2013

A day at Malvern Spring Garden Show

Lovely but is it really a garden?

............TV Made it look better than reality

Head Gardener and Chief Blogger took a day off from gardening and did battle with plummeting temperatures, slashing rain, and gusting winds to visit the Malvern Spring Garden Show.  I'd been working in The tickets were a whoppingly scandalous £38 on the gate - GULP.  Luckily I'd booked ahead and paid £29 - still very expensive.  One had to feel sorry for stall holders who wares were being blown over with violently flapping canvas and poor plants and trees lying flat in rows under the slashing rain.  We found some sunshine in which to quaff a jug of Pimms before the weather deteriorated and even managed to time lunch before the queues hit.  I didn't find the gardens particularly good but I did like the old boat shed. It displayed such a really convincing theme of dereliction, it was difficult to even class it as a garden! We saw the beeb and their camera team with Jo Swift bustling with importance - even though last week's episode of their nationwide ever popular Gardener's World was ditched for the minority sport of snooker.  Typical!  A few more photos taken with my camera can be seen at:

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