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.

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7 May 2014

'That time of year...................'

Young apple blossom

With all the building and construction going on, the grass kept growing and flower buds opening.  The surrounding orchards are now full of apple blossom and the garden is a haze of blue Forget-me-nots. The big blowsy tree paeonies are looking quite splendid and the few remaining Wisteria blooms which managed to escape the cruel beaks of the sparrows drape elegantly filling the air with perfume.  There is even more fragrance down by the Hennery as the Lilacs are all out in bloom.  It's just that perfect time of year.............sigh!


Tree Paeony

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