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


26 March 2018

The Sun Sets on a Pyracantha for the Last Time!

Laying out the flagstones
The felled Pyracantha.
The sun went down on a much loved Pyracantha....sniff.  For the years we have lived here, it had reposed against the conservatory wall. Blackbirds built their nests in it and enjoyed feasting on its berries so it was the end of a mini era in Pear Tree Cottage Garden.  One Chris arrived with his chainsaw and removed all the top growth while the other Chris dug out its roots and laid some reclaimed York flagstones in its place - all rather grave-like! We have decided to pave over the area and, when the wall has been repainted, to place another garden seat and some planted up pots in its place. On the upside, we now have a lot more room on a paved and flat area. In a sloping garden like ours, that's a bonus! Talking of bonuses, it was a relatively spring-like day and a trusty apprentice appreciated ending the day no longer numb with cold!

In happier & healthier days!

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