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 November 2015

Cyclical Cyclamens.

Gardening is such a cyclical occupation and, as such, we gardeners are ruled by the seasons. Now that the summer greenhouse shades are off and it's all cleaned ready for the dark winter days, how could I resist a little winter colour?  These little Cyclamens are wonderfully perfumed and they sit beneath the upper staging shelves so that, should we enjoy any winter sunlight, the won't suffer too much.  The thing about Cyclamens is not just colourful and fragrant flowers but look at those leaves!!  Out in the garden, the hardy Cyclamen Hederifolium are flowering along the Fernery path but, these little beauties are far from hardy.  I couldn't resist a few violas with their little cross faces and maybe a few Primulas later??? 

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