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


27 June 2013

Open Garden Preparations - halted by RAIN!

Seeding meadow grass

The last 3 whole days have been spent pulling up dead forget-me-nots elsewhere or rather everywhere else in the garden and removing dead daffodil leaves, dead-heading everywhere and even spraying greenfly on the roses.  I've lost count of the number of trips to the compost heap with full wheel barrows. Then there's been the mowing and edging......I even found time to redo the culvert and fernery signs.  I did take a few pictures of the meadow grass just because it looked so lovely as the sun was setting.
Mown path to the pear Hut

Moon daisies in the grass.

The weather for the weekend doesn't look too promising and tomorrow's not looking too good either!  That's about typical as Brian's coming to paint the summerhouse ready for the weekend..................

.............And what happened today?  It rained and then it RAINED!  Now we have a half painted summerhouse which looks worse than an unpainted one!  Hedge cutting was stopped by rain so they are only half done too!  All meadow grass will be flattened - big sigh!  The only person to finish all preparations was Denise who was working in the garage on her display of art exhibits.  Fingers are very tightly crossed for dry weather from here on in!

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