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!

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17 May 2013

Trough Work



After Chris Genever single handedly lugged this massively heavy stone trough from the well up on to the terrace (patio to him!) I thought it was about time I got some plants in.  Having ensured maximum drainage and put in a layer of grit, I made up a fairly gritty mix, placed in a few pieces of stone and put in  a few Alpines - all purchases from Malvern Spring Garden Show.
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