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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8 January 2016

Sunshine at last!

Looking across the (very wet) lower lawn.
After what seems like weeks and weeks of dark leaden skies and incessant rain, yesterday saw sunshine and an opportunity to do some garden jobs. Dead fern fronds and last year's Hellebore leaves were cut down. Some fern fronds were heaped on an Arum lily to keep off the frost and everything else composted.  Never has grass looked so long and lush in January but now we have normal frosty temperatures, it should stop growing. Rudolph has joined the rest of his herd in the Aspen Grove and all the Christmas lights were taken down. We even moved a Weeping Willow to the Fernery Path where it will (in time) replace a misshapen old Acer which has reverted and eventually the old Pear tree as well as provide some shade for the Fernery itself.  A few more photos of PTC in January can be seen HERE! I did have a little play with some HDR shots - it's soooooooo addictive!

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