The gardens at Pear Tree Cottage sit in a cider apple orchard in the green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England. It enjoys a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury & 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!


4 April 2017

Olfactory Spring Treat

Sadly, you have to imagine the intense perfume from this clematis Armandii apple blossom. If only I could copy and paste the fragrance in a blog! A year after planting, I thought it had died here it is alive, kicking and a real show - any excuse to walk to the greenhouse and pause under the arch en route! So nice to have so much bloom and fragrance so early in the year. As it happens, I made loads of trips to the greenhouse as it was overdue for a clean up in order to make room for seed sowing.

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