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


27 March 2016

Squally Weather!

Plum blossom
Acer leaves unfurling
Elsewhere in the garden: buds are swelling, bees are buzzing in the old chimney and despite the gusting squalls, it's definitely spring-like.  Taking shots in sunshine between the squalls give no impression of the high winds which are giving the blossom a real beating. 

Whilst I was lugging barrowfuls of bricks, Chris P. carried on doing border work and aerating compacted areas of lawn.  The top lawn borders look very neat and weed-free.  Funny how freshly tilled soil improves it appearance so very much! The temperatures have remained too low for the grass to put on any growth but the lawn man came and gave them their spring feed so, they should start greening up very soon. Settled or dry weather for building to continue tomorrow? Let's hope!

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