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


17 June 2013

Weekend Work

Weekend work consisted of removing all the forget-me-nots from the top lawn border 6 barrowfulls in all!  Sadly we took out a fairly large Camelia as it was slowly dying.  There was no visible sap and I think 2 wet winters was more than it could cope with.  As it happened, it wasn't in the best of places and surprisingly isn't missed.  

In fact this border looks surprisingly full - possibly  thanks to Chris's urns which are looking quite colourful. In place of the now deceased Camelia, we planted an assortment of Dahlias in its place several of which are Genever (Prize Winning) Dahlias whose tubers were saved in the tool shed over winter and re-potted this spring.  They look extraordinarily vigorous and healthy so fingers crossed for more prize winners!!

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