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


4 August 2019

Outside in Gardening!

Spider plant (Chlorophytum)
Pelargonium L'Elegante

Here at PTC, not all gardening takes place outdoors.  There's always watering to do and plants to tend in the conservatory but somehow they are rarely mentioned here.  Strange how house plants could possibly have gone out of fashion.  One thing's for sure - they're bang on trend right now!!  All this talk of air quality has helped their popularity.

Ours range from Begonias and Echeverias to simple Spider Plants and Grape Ivies with some ferns.  These seem to thrive where others have failed.  Most have been propagated and grown on here.  This year, the coffees will come back in for winter as it proved too cold for them in the greenhouse and their survival was a close run thing!

A few more here.

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