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


5 March 2017

Saturday Smugness!

Filling the gaps...
...with 2 more Laurels

A sunny start meant potting up Violas, Geranium and Petunia plugs, planting Begonias and Zantadeshcias as well as dividing and potting up Heucheras which I started back in the autumn. Friday's incessant rain meant that Saturday's planned weeding was somewhat restricted to areas that could be reached from paths so much is still left to do. We did put in a couple more Laurels to fill the gap in the hedge above the new steps in Compost Corner. We had to remove the world's biggest and most vicious dog rose - hardly ideal companion so close to a narrow footpath. Chris also put in some stepping stones between the new granite path and the Wood;and Border seat making it look just a tad more inviting!

Meanwhile, our trusty Under Gardener was busy burning mountains of last week's pear  prunings after assistance getting the fire going! By the end of the day, all tools were collected and hung up in their places and everywhere neat and tidy. Smugness all round!!

The Woodland Border is waking up!

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