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


7 April 2018


Naked wall.
Pyracantha outline
Following the loss of our Pyracantha and paving over its grave, it's still looking VERY bare. We await the return of Brian who has promised to paint virgin wall next month.  In the meantime, a seat reposes in its spot along with some Yew logs and a couple of old steens (not sure how it should be spelled. Some people called them coppers - even though they were clearly cast iron! I do remember lighting the fires beneath them). Anyway, if the weather ever does warm up, I plan to put the Oleanders, Lemon tree and other tender plants in its spot. Meanwhile it does look very bare!

No wonder I miss it!

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