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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29 January 2018

Beating the rain!

...& tamed!
Vitis cognetiae - untamed...
The weather wasn't much better this Saturday but we were determined not to be beaten twice. Vine pruning continued as Chris Genever had made some rather natty little hooks and fitted them beneath and between the tiles so it now has something secure to hang on to and Al can drive cars out of the garage without getting hung up on my vine! Well it was a bit much!
New Dahlia border
Much needed was a pretty major clear up following all the work that has been happening at PTC over the past 3 months. Hedges in the creosote Yard and behind the new brick wall were cut back and new Dahlia Border filled with compost. Now, I can't wait to plant out this year's Dahlias!

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