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


13 June 2015

World Gin Day

Sometimes the Head Gardener feels a bit of a thirst coming on!! Here we have the perfect handy cure - hic!!

Despite these important celebrations, things are really moving in the greenhouse.  The Arabian Jasmine (Jasminum Sambac) is in flower and the power of its fragrance is quite staggering.  No wonder this jasmine is so sought after in the perfume industry.  Checkout:  Greenhouse Progress  The tomatoes have put on a lot of height and the fruit is setting nicely.  Lord Bute is looking his usual immaculate self with his satin finish pink edge flowers.  Meanwhile, it's time to remove the forget-me-nots and cut the hedges the POURING rain.  Thank goodness we shall have an excuse for celebration later!

Pelargonium Lord Bute
Jasminum Sambac

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