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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18 May 2014

The trouble with gardeners............................



The kind of visitors that don't notice docks or nettles!


.......................is, that they tend to know about gardening!  Why should I worry?  Because I have a party of 20 garden club members coming to look round the garden next Thursday - AAAARGH!  They will see all the docks and nettles I haven't found time to weed.  They will notice my motley collection of pea sticks. They will see my freshly (Chelsea) chopped hardy Geraniums and Lamium.  They are expecting perfect homemade Victoria sponges (which I rather rashly promised).  They have just visited The Rt. Hon The Lord Michael Heseltine's garden - gulp!  Am I worried?  Well; half of me feels that they'll just have to take us as we are - nettles, docks and all.  The other half of me is in a complete panic as, the log shelter still isn't finished and the Victoria sponges will all be a disaster and, what about those docks and nettles?????!!!  HELP!!!!

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