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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14 March 2016

Reshaping Borders.

Taken from the top of the Lion Steps
Taken from a bedroom window


I've been tidying lawn edges and doing some reshaping.  Attaining the perfect kidney shape without eating into grass is pretty impossible. What's the point of increasing a border size and create more weeding?  I know you can use hose pipes to get a line but I've found a better way to view a border is   from a bedroom window.  Even standing on the steps wasn't high enough.The dog leg on the right is intentional because of the little conifer. Narrow strips of dead grass where overhanging plants have obscured the light have been removed and neatened.
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