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


15 April 2015

Spring Fever!

We can REALLY say it's spring now as the cuckoo (not my photo) has arrived!!  Well, he arrived on Monday 13th, to be precise.  Funny how we love the cuckoo when he's not exactly a bird of nice habits!  The other local arrival has been the first asparagus and I can say it's truly delicious.  Other arrivals include bats which have been much in evidence flitting around in the evening twilight.  The magnolia is in full bloom and the only awaited visitors are the swallows.  The grass is growing apace so mowing is back on the twice weekly gardening agenda not to mention edging!

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