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


28 June 2016

Excess rainfall - pros & cons!

Alchemilla mollis (alias Ladies' Mantle)
Mile a minute grass!

Hardly a day without rain and the grass is growing a mile a minute! As much as I enjoy mowing and edging, I HATE mowing wet grass! It sticks, clogs and looks such a mess. Quite the opposite of alchemilla mollis which, if anything looks better for a few (notice I said few!) raindrops. As for the roses, they've taken a bit of a beating and I'm glad not have put many Geraniums out yet. We all know how much they hate rain!

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