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


22 June 2015

Wichenford Open Gardens 2015 - SUCCESS!

Head Gardener has been just too busy to do any blog entries as she's been preparing for Wichenford Open Gardens!  Soooooooooo much to do and so very little time!  Anyway; following too many late nights and very early mornings, most things got done and the weekend was a huge success - despite a couple of equatorial showers on the Saturday!  We send both our thanks and our apologies to Roger & Sarah Walker whose field gateway got very muddy as a combination of just 2 heavy showers of rain & vehicles.  It was such a shame it happened despite all good intentions and especially as they were so kind to offer parking.  
A HUGE thank you to Rob who allowed parking the following day in his orchard.  A massive thank you to all helpers: Maureen, Suzanne, Lyn, Eve, Jo, Lindy, Pauline, Di, Dave, Mike & Adrienne.  Lastly  a BIG thank you to all those who made so many really delicious cakes and biscuits of all kinds!  Without these, we would have had nothing to sell.  We should also like to thank the members of the South Worcestershire Bonsai Society for putting on such an amazingly professional exhibition which was both admired and appreciated by all our visitors.

My prize winning (edible)Bonsai entry!!

Well, after 450 pairs of feet, our little garden made the grand sum of £748.66!! More photos can be seen at:  Wichenford Open Gardens 2015

PS A couple of visitors wanted to know the name of the bright pink Gladiolus and I've mislaid an email address.  Just in case that person thinks they've been forgotten: it's

  •          Gladiolus communis byzantinus

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