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


22 April 2014

"Oh to be in England now that spring has come............"

Birch catkins
Aspen buds

More plants are waking up in the warm April sunshine and Al has claimed to have heard our first cuckoo.  In The Fernery, new fern fronds are unfurling in their own uniquely primeval way,  Alchemilla Mollis are emerging sparkling with droplets of dew and Aspen buds are swelling beneath their tiny brown carapaces.  Birch catkins have replaced their Hazel counterparts and everything has that look of spring freshness in the early morning April dew.

Fern fronds

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Alchemilla Mollis


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