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


29 June 2015

Ladder of Roses!

Chris's Paul Himalayan Musk is romping away up its ladder towards the oak flowering merrily as it goes. Some years ago,we rescued the oak tree from the Leylandii conifers which had invaded and overtaken it. Back then, many of its branches bore few leaves and it was ad to see an oak struggling.  Now it's a picture of health and vitality.  The old wooden ladders belonged to Chris and are now no longer safe to use.  In time, the idea is to have a waterful of fragrant roses cascading down the old wooden ladder.


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