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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1 April 2014

An old brick path






Just an old brick path on a spring afternoon.  These rescued bricks were laid on sand a few years ago.  This path takes us from the lower lawn, across the lower border and to a secluded covered swing seat with views across Bulmer's orchards to Martley Hillside.  We lowered the hedge here so it feels like a part of orchards.  It's a little bit secretive and hidden from the rest of the garden by Berberis and a big old Witch Hazel.  It's perfect spot to watch a sunset (with a G&T!) These lovely old bricks have weathered even more with mosses and forget-me-nots all colonising the nooks and crannies.  The polyanthus have increased in numbers over the years and the sparrows always eat the yellow ones!
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