The gardens at Pear Tree Cottage sit in a cider apple orchard in the green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England. It enjoys a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury & 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!

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4 January 2016

Water Water Everywhere!

The lane outside the garden at the bottom of the bank







To say rain stopped play is a bit of an under statement!  The garden is just so saturated, it's impossible to work even from the edges of the lawns.  The super mild weather has meant that grass has continued to grown with absolutely NO hope of running a mower over it. Laugherne Brook down in the dip is across the lane and meanwhile the Hellebores are in bloom with no opportunity to trim off last year's leaves or cut down the ferns. All in all, the garden looks impossibly untidy and there's no consolation in realising that this won't be the only garden in this sodden situation! Sigh!
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