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


1 May 2015

Enjoying a sunset

Martley Hillside from the summerhouse
The Under Gardener enjoying a sundowner!

One piece of advice Monty Don always gives is to take time to enjoy our gardens especially at this time of year.  Well for once (actually twice) we have enjoyed drinks in the summerhouse and watched the sunset over Hillside.  It's been too glacial to sit on the terrace and the summerhouse is just the perfect spot.  The hawthorn blossom is just wonderfully fragrant as are the lilacs and the scent wafts across in the still cool air.  The wisteria is coming into bloom and fledgling birds are hopping around the garden in the undergrowth.  At this time of year, the changes in the garden happen so fast, it's especially nice to take time to sit and enjoy the sights, sounds and scents.  Yep, Monty's definitely got a point......................sigh.
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