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


22 May 2018

Fernery Fun!


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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