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.

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28 May 2015

Spilt Paint in the Garden!





The Actinidia Kolomikta is flowering for the very first time.  This intriguing climber is a close relation of the kiwi fruit and at this time of year looks as if some one has spilled paint over the leaves.  As the season progresses, the leaves lose their variegations so it's nice to enjoy the many shades while they last!  This climber is a close relation of the kiwi fruit so it will be interesting to see if fruits of any kind appear later!

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