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


16 June 2019

WEED of the WEEK!

The world's biggest Sow Thistle!

We've just had an Open Gardens weekend.  How on earth did we miss this GIANT Sow Thistle???  Neither Chris nor I have ever seen one this big - ever ever!  The shame of it!  Will I ever live it down?  Were visitors too shocked by its sheer size to even comment?  It should be weed of the century!!

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