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


1 June 2014

Spotted Orchid Spotted!

Spotted in our own little orchard!  I reckon it could be our  native wild Heath Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza maculata).  My policy is never knowingly to mow a Cowslip before July: now, I have another specimen to avoid!

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