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


2 February 2018

Woodland Awakenings

A rare mild sunny day and I couldn't wait to get to work in the Woodland Border. There I found Aconites, Snowdrops, Pulmonarias and Hellebores all showing their faces. Last year's fronds were cut down and all Hellebore leaves removed. That revealed a Speedwell invasion had taken place so a bit more work there too. Having filled 3 wheelbarrows, I decided to resort to blowing all the dead leaves to the back of the border under the hedge where they can rot down and feed the hedge.

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