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 April 2015

Easter Gardening!

Heavier than it looks!
Mini bonfire.

Despite the distractions of Easter and our avian visitor, work in the garden has gone on as one would expect!  With Matt and Sarah up for the weekend we had 2 extra pairs of hands so the team got to work!  Pots were sorted, graded and tidied by Sarah, meanwhile the verge had it's annual make over and was rotavated, rolled and seeded by Matt and Chris.  The yew hedge was straightened out and a rectangle cut in front of the utility window.  Sarah also helped pot up all the dahlias which had been carefully lifted and stored over winter.  There was even time for a small bonfire before having a well earned drink as the sun went down!  Hey ho - another Saturday in the garden.....yawn!
A straighter Yew hedge!

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