The gardens at Pear Tree Cottage sit in a cider apple orchard in the green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England. It enjoys a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury & 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!

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27 April 2015

Late Frosts & Apple Blossom.



Well!  What a dramatic change in the weather.  Until 2 days ago, we had been enjoying a prolonged period of summer temperatures - albeit a bit on the dry side.  In 48 hours, the temperature has plummeted and this morning the garden was white over with frost.  Frost is the very last thing we need with all the fruit trees flowering and potatoes popping up.  Late frosts could mean no apples at all this year and that really would be a great shame.
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