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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24 March 2014

Nature can be so cruel

Before...
...and after!
The Prunus blossom outside really suffered at the hands of a vicious hail storm which, although only 15 minutes or so in duration, it slashed down and, any flowers that the wind failed to blow off, the hailstones cut through like millions of tiny daggers!  Typical!  We wait all winter for spring blossom to appear and nature steps in and snatches it all away at the height of its glory!
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