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


4 June 2013

No going back now!

As Open Gardens loom even closer, things have been pretty frenetic with little time for blogging.  Plenty of outrageously early starts and achingly late finishes.  Even so much has been achieved and things are looking pretty tidy.  Because of the atrociously cold spring, hardening off greenhouse plants has been later than ever before.  Still, with any luck visiting gardeners will understand.  The  much moved Hostas have put on growth and, we might even have some roses in bloom for the weekend.  The greenhouse has had a late spring clean and the potting bench has seen much activity.  The pots and urns which Chris brought have all been filled.  The nice lady from NGS has organised help with serving teas and more cakes have been promised (phew!)

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