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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1 December 2015

A Natural Christmas Wreath.


How difficult could it be to make a wreath out of materials from the garden?  Well, actually not that difficult.  I cut some Dogwood stems of varying colours and twisted them into a circle and secured it with jute twine.  I found a few Hydrangea flowers and some variegate holly which I wired in and, hey presto hung it on the back door.  When the decorations come down out of the attic, I might wire in a bauble or 2 and add some ribbon.  In the meantime I like the natural look and the 'catherine wheel' style! As for the cost...............absolutely nuffink!

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