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


19 October 2016

Trees on Fire!

Fire below the little landing window!
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At the risk of droning on about colour, here I am doing another post on the Acer colour. It's just that it's positively on fire this autumn and each time I pass the little window on the stairs, a red glow floods in. It's like a ball of red fire shining in! For most of the year, this specimen is a dark plum colour and then, for a few weeks each year, it's like a beacon. Acers really are 3 for the price of 1! Spring colour, autumn fire and winter skeletal forms. What more could you ask from a single tree?

View from the little window on the stairs

If you follow the link Acer Alley, by contrast; you'll also see a couple of shots depicting flocks of Goodman geese grazing in fields bathed in autumn sunshine.

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