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


3 September 2016

A Fine Vine!

Vitus coignetiae also known as the Crimson Glory vine grows up Highgrove which is where this specimen originated. I took this photo before the leaves begin to turn and hope to remember to take another for purposes of colour comparison as it's so striking in autumn. It really softens the architecture and whilst Chris has shown me how to take out tiles and insert homemade lead hooks, for some reason, I really feel unsure of getting the tile back in place. Shame really as it's in dire need of more hooks. Courage!!

Vitus coignetiae - Crimson Glory Vine

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