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


9 April 2019

Moving & Staking!

As well as moving pianos into the Pear Hut(!), real garden work continued in the form of moving Paeonies, Lychnis and a Euonymous in the Lower Border. Things look a little more artistically and evenly spaced as well as affording the Paeonies more direct sunshine - which should mean more flowers! This year, and unusually for us,  we're totally on top of staking and most if not all is done.  

We also moved a small Malus which had had its leader broken in last year's snow. I've decided to grow it on as an espalier along Nutberry Noak fence.

As Chris had strimmed some edges, a quick race round with the lawn mower before we finished and time for drinkies!

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