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

Nature can be so cruel

...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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