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
18 April 2014
April Frost Damage
Just lately, we've been having desert weather! Warm sunny days with clear frosty nights. Sadly, the Camelias have suffered and it's not a pretty sight. An even worse sight is the Wisteria on the main house. The sparrows have stripped it bare of every single flower bud. It's not as if they don't steal all the food put out for song birds! Where are all the people who say their sparrow numbers are dropping? They can everyone of ours - gladly!