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

Wisteria Vandalism!

In an effort to discourage our bird population from vandalising our Wisteria again this year, we moved all the feeders to the end of the house and put them on the terrace - away from the Wisteria.  It's been a complete disaster and they have decimated it from one end to the other!  They have eaten all the plump and obviously delicious flower buds and stripped it bare.  The only remaining flower buds on 50' of Wisteria are shown below.  Can anyone out there come up with a practical suggestion for next year?  

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