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


26 February 2015

Serious Outbreak of Hyacinth Flop!

As predicted, we have another outbreak of Hyacinth flop this year.  In anticipation of this outbreak an following an attack of great foresight, I cut some little 'Y' shaped mini supports from Birch and Hazel twigs back in the autumn. These really do make the perfect supports.  They look entirely natural and there's no fiddly tying up with ugly string.  They are easily inserted and easily removed for use with the next outbreak.  All in all, the perfect cure!!  If only all cures were so easy!

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