The gardens of 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!


5 June 2016

Meadow Magic

Two years ago on the 1st June 2014, this wild Heath Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza maculata.........I think!) was planted in our wild meadow. Last June we searched high and low in the long grasses, Buttercups and Moon Daisies for flowers or indeed any signs of life but found nothing at all. Today, 2 years and 3 days later.............BINGO!!  In the fading evening light - there it was!!

Our very own wild orchid!

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