The gardens at Pear Tree Cottage sit in a cider apple orchard in the green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England. It enjoys a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury & 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!

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22 May 2018

Fernery Fun!

Cordelia

In a shady area between the Top Lawn and the Woodland Border lies the Fernery under the watchful eye of Cordelia. Running through it is a narrow stepping stone path. At this time of year, all the inhabitants are unfurling their primeval fronds. Even the tree fern (now in the ground) has 8 healthy fronds!
Looking a tad sinister in the deeper shade!
There are quite a few different varieties and  battling to keep the ivy off them is proving hard work. It's a fine line between natural and out of control! There are even wooden varieties carved out of oak and a natty oak sign all courtesy of Chris.


Enjoying the dappled light.


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