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


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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