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


24 March 2014

Knee Cure

Meanwhile - with the Under Gardener convalescing and his knee elevated in the conservatory, he has been enjoying the intoxicating fragrance of a Jasmine (Jasminum Officinale)   As usual, this plant spent the entire winter in a frost free greenhouse with its compost left very dry.  It was pruned back hard after flowering last spring and this is the result.  The entire room is filled with perfume and it's better than all the plug-ins in the world and - enough to make anyone feel better!!

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