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


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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