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


24 April 2018

Keeping up with the Weather!

The end of another long Saturday!
It's still all go in the garden as we try to keep up!  Notice I said keep up and not get ahead! The vegetable bed has been dug (thanks to Chris) and I've now planted 4 rows of potatoes and sown beans, peas, carrots, onions, beetroots, radishes and lettuces.  The top lawn border - the wettest in the garden has now been thoroughly weeded and self set Foxgloves at the front have all been moved to the back of the border thus allowing all the Geums to fill any gaps and spread beneath the shrubs and trees.  Chris managed to scramble beneath the Beech hedge and eradicate all weeds and debris there too! He strimmed edges and just when it was time to call it a day, spotted some Bryony. Even though dusk had fallen, he dug and dug and positively mined until every bit of a huge Bryony root was removed.

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