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

Miniature but Mighty!

The Myrtle bloomed in time for open gardens. Just what's needed for a twilight garden opening as these tiny blooms shone out like stars. Don't you just love these miniature balls of fuzz? Traditionally, every British royal bride has a sprig of Myrtle in her bouquet. Whilst a Mediterranean native, this variety: communis is relatively hardy and this particular specimen has been in a pot on the west side of the house where it has thrived for 6 or 7 years quite happily with little or no attention.

Myrtus communis

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