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.

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15 February 2014

Indoor Colour in the Gloom!

Storms, gales, relentless rain.... but I found some colour in the conservatory! and a rare moment of sunshine!  An Anthurium bought from Costco a couple of Christmas's ago has really thrived - much to my amazement.  It has no drainage and is in its original moss covered compost and looks seriously healthy.  


Even the glossy green leaves of a ubiquitous Spider Plant is cheering on a dark day with rain lashing at the windows.  A few primulas and some leaf colour from a Calathea, the odd Begonia just cheer things up..........to say nothing of a lovely Valentine's Day bouquet which you might just spot!  The lemon tree and tree fern are also spending their winter months in the conservatory.  There are fewer lemons this year following the big prune back.  However, it's a picture of health and vigour with none of the pests and diseases it acquired when it overwintered in the greenhouse 2 years ago!


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