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


5 February 2016

Spring-like despite the Storms!

Primulas, Iris reticulata & some Tete-a-tete Narcisuss

A few little Violas & Dianthus in the wings
Despite the high winds and power cuts, the greenhouse remained put! Never had I seen so much movement in the persisting gales - the entire structure shook with the gusts.  However, it's looking quite spring-like inside. Luckily, in anticipation of Storm Henry, I had thought to move all the garden wind chimes to places of safety.  A whole evening without electricity merely meant cooking dinner by lamplight (I always keep a couple of filled paraffin lamps to hand!) and winning (big time!) at scrabble by candlelight!

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