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


22 June 2016

Side by Side in the Greenhouse

Whilst improvements to all the potting amenities were in progress, in the quiet humidity of the greenhouse cucumbers were sneaking higher and higher up their strings and beneath their huge sand-papery leaves, cucumbers are slyly swelling. So far, I'm managing to keep the dreaded white fly at bay and we can't wait to taste them. Next to the cucumbers in another quiet corner is a single Zantedeschia bloom. It looks to perfect to be real and more like a wax sculpture. No scent whatever, you can't eat 'em but such purity! Because of all the recent rains, I have postponed putting any geraniums out cos they just hate wet weather. This explains why the staging is looking a tad over crowded! Fingers crossed for some more seasonal weather.

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