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


6 June 2014

Looks Fab - Smells Awful!

Chris grows these spectacular huge lilies in his garden and brought one to show us.  It looks like a Dragon Lily and has a dark purple and velvety spathe and looks sort of sinister.  It emits a fairly powerful and unpleasant odour rather like decomposing flesh.  I have been surprised how well it's lasting in water.  For the purposes of scale, the vase is 4 inches square! Can anyone out there identify it?

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