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


17 May 2015

Circular Wisteria

A Wisteria with history grows over the studio.  I propagated this one from a Wisteria from Cook's nursery in Stourport which they propagated from a really exquisitely mature specimen which drapes itself elegantly over a quaint pub called The Dog at Dunley.  In turn, that one was propagated from a really grand old Wisteria from Witley Court.  Presently, Witley Court is in a state of  'maintained dereliction' Once upon a time, it could have rivalled Blenheim Palace.  Now: given that Pear Tree Cottage was part of the former Witley Court estate, this Wisteria has come full circle.  Furthermore, the sparrows haven't touched it!

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