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


6 January 2016

A very wet winter garden!

The (very soggy) Lower Lawn

Still no opportunity to do any garden work despite a rare dry start to the day. One hardly dares tip toe across the lawn and this HDR image was taken standing firmly on the stone well path.  On a dry day, I would have raised the cutting height on the mower and topped the grass but their is no chance.  We're just not used to grass growing through the winter months. Still; we're promised a cold snap as the jet stream is shifting. This should at least slow down or even halt growth and who knows? It may even dry up! Here's hoping!!

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