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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23 October 2017

Tucked Up for Winter!




After getting the lemon tree into the greenhouse and creosoting the planks, today meant a general tidy up and placing other pots in (hopefully) optimum spots. I have a few Pansies and Cyclamen to pot on but will leave them in the greenhouse. I know the Pansies are hardy but they don't like cold wet winters and so often succumb to disease. Anyway, it's always nice to keep a little colour in the greenhouse especially over the long dark days of winter! Talking of which: the clocks haven't even changed yet but darkness fell really early tonight and way before I'd finished work.  Actually, I never mind cosy dark evenings, it's just that there's not enough daylight for gardening jobs!

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