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.

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20 October 2019

No Chris Saturday!

This is what we're preparing for!
Planning for more of these!

Our Chris has been doing a spot of travelling so garden work has continued but in a more sedate manner! The greenhouse is filling up with over-wintering tender plants and the glass is being cleaned in stages.  When its glass cleaning time, the greenhouse is FAR too big.  When finding space for overwintering plants, it's FAR too small!! Meanwhile, the Under Gardener cut the lawns & manfully carried in the heavier pots!

Meanwhile, Tulips (9 varieties), Chinodoxa, Iris reticulata and also some Paper Whites and Tete-a-tetes with Hyacinths have all been planted and top dressed with horticultural grit.  I even remembered to label them all this year!  Sounds a lot of bulbs but the reality is, they only filled 5 pots and I was forced to go shopping for more. So, more planting to do! Nevertheless, the sun was shining and my friendly robin sat a couple of feet away watching!


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