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


2 April 2014

More action in the Woodland Border

I know this yet another photo of the woodland border but more and more plants are waking up after our wettest of winters and there is so much happening!  Wood Anemones, Pulmonarias, Forget-me-nots and Celandines (this one is Brazen Hussy) are all in flower as well as the Hellebore and Daffodils.  Beneath the silver Birches, the acid green beacons of Woodruff stand out clashing with the purple of the Violets and the pale lemon of the Epimediums.  The Magnolia is opening its flowers above and ivory flowers of the Pieris arch gracefully over the odd white violets. Yet to flower are the Bluebells and the Lilies of the Valley.  Soon the ferns will start unfurling and the leaf canopy above will begin to cast its shade until autumn.  No wonder this is my favourite border.

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