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 June 2017

Tree on the Move!

Dicksonia antarctica on the move
Men at work!
Well!!! We managed to get nearly all garden jobs done before our first National Gardens Scheme open day yesterday.  We even found time to plant our tree fern which I've had in various pots for over 20 years. It was of course immensely heavy and required a seriously hole being dug out. We plane to wrap it up in winter and protect it from winter frosts.

Funny thing was: we had an early visitor from New Zealand.  She hadn't realised the garden wasn't actually open until Sunday. We of course welcomed her in and made her tea so she was able to watch one of her own natives being planted!!  We manage to attract some fascinating visitors including a gentleman who'd worked at Kew and had designed and planted a botanic garden in Chile. We've also had a lady who was the former chief propagator at Kew and a Japanese expert on English roses! It's amazing who finds a little cottage garden in the depths of rural Worcestershire!

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