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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22 May 2016

Dodging the Showers


Just a couple of blooms that caught my eye after mowing and edging between the showers this afternoon. With such high humidity, the scent of so much apple and hawthorn blossom hangs heavy in the air and is noticed as soon as one steps outside - the joy of being surrounded by apple orchards! The frequent showers gave me the perfect excuse to retreat to my new greenhouse! Calendula seedlings were pricked out, chillies, potted on and tomatoes tied in with side shoots removed.





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