The gardens of 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!


10 December 2013

Reds in the Beds!

Now the leaves have all dropped, things are looking rather bare so how nice to see the Dogwoods (Cornus Sanguinea) in the Aspen Grove with their brilliant red stems shining in the sunshine.  I cut these down every March to keep the colour of the young stems.  The offcuts can then be woven into colourful and natural looking plant supports.  I make a circle of uprights round a dustbin lid then weave horizontal stems and hey presto.  Even more seasonal, why not weave a colourful Christmas wreath?

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