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 2019

Spring Garden Work

The Top Lawn

Thank goodness, the gales and squalls have stopped!  Whilst enjoying the cool sunshine, there's been much, mowing, edging, weeding and tidying.  Chris has even finished emptying the compost bay and our under gardener turned out to creosote the inside before last year's accumulation is turned over and into the empty bay.

Looking unusually tidy for March!
The Magnolia is in full bloom and the Woodland Border is full of colour from Narcissus, Hellebores, Euphorbias, Anemones, Pulmonarias and Epimediums with Lilies-of-the Valley next in line.

Thanks to the warm February, never have we been this far ahead!

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