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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28 January 2014

Miniature Fragrance Bombs!

Sarcococca flowers
Hamamellis Mollis
Lonicera Fragrantissima
Despite the vicious squalls and never ending rain, we have had a couple of frosts so it's all the more amazing to find shrubs exuding heady perfumes so early in the year.  One wonders what insects they are hoping to attract so early in the season.  Although a photo can't portray the scent, it can demonstrate the relatively tiny and insignificant size of these winter flowers.  Their tiny sizes make the the strength of their perfume all the more amazing!  In fact; this amount of Sarcococca Confusa

Sarcococca Confusa








fills the entire garden with perfume - NO exaggeration, promise!
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