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


19 January 2016

Mr. Brown
Pear Arch

It was quite a frosty and foggy start this morning. The sun gradually broke through and the mist could be seen hanging in the valley across the hillside. Shady areas in the garden didn't thaw out all day and the grass remained crisp and sparkly. Despite freezing fingers, I rushed out with the camera before the usual Tuesday jobs. Why does everything look so pretty when dusted with hoar frost? I did feel a tad sorry for the Hellebores that had been silly enough to flower so early! More frosty vignettes can be seen here. Full screen is best.

Geranium leaves

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