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.

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20 January 2017

More Brazen by the Minute!

On load from Chris's Classical Collection

Pear Tree Cottage garden is now home to two more examples on loan from the Chris's Classical Collection! Lewd (centre) already friend to Nude & Rude.  However, now we have an extremely brazen Conifer Connie and  a slightly more modest Modesty Monica!  Conifer Connie stands on a pedestal which came from Kay's garden. Because it had been carefully painted with green paint, we had discarded it. Unknown to us (and very secretly) Chris had re-appropriated it. He and I spent a dark and damp Sunday evening wire brushing all the layers of green paint off. In time both will weather down and acquire lichens and mosses.  Conifer Connie looks beautifully weathered and has displaced the Yew logs on the edge of the terrace.

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