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


29 April 2014

Introducing Moby Dick!

This blog has been going a few years now and poor Moby Dick has never had a mention so, overdue it may be; allow me introduce you!  He lives under the shade of a big old Witch Hazel and a Prunus Serrula and right now, he's in full bloom.  His flowers look just like barnacles and so are particularly apt.   His eye is made from some old drain pipe and a budgie's mirror to catch the light!  He is of course a Chris creation and if you look closely, he even has fins and a plume of water.  His tail is still growing.  I've always assumed he is a variety of Laurel probably Portuguese but maybe you know better!

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