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


11 March 2015

Greenhouse Shake - Up!

It was time for a move round in the greenhouse.  All these plants were taking up space on the staging and as the days are warming up, they don't need or like being in the hot glare of sunlight through glass. Even though our greenhouse is not heated and the heater just keeps it frost free, it can still get pretty warm in the full glare of the sun.  These Polyanthus and Pansies are now down on the floor where they can enjoy a little more shade before they are hardened off in the cold frame and planted outside. In the meantime, it's been fun having colour in the greenhouse all winter long and I'm still enjoying them where they are. Planting them up in all different containers and displaying them at various heights took no more than 5 minutes and just adds to their appeal.

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