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


25 November 2019

Perfect Plant Presents!

Following a significant (ahem!) birthday, Head Gardener is now the lucky owner of a David Austin 'The Lady Gardener' shrub rose and 2 Acers - Acer Palmatum Beni Komachi and Acer Palmatum Osakazuki!  Who's a lucky girl?  I also have some garden vouchers and have decided to spend them on pots for the Acers - good idea or good idea???

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Beni Komachi 
Beni Komachi is a densely branched dwarf and slow growing variety whose intensely coloured leaves remain bright red for most of the year.  Osakazuki is a bigger and more open growing specimen - approx 5' after 10 years.  Again, a bright red leaf in autumn but bigger and not as curly as Beni Komachi.

Always good to have a pop of red!

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The Lady Gardener

The Lady Gardener is an apricot repeat flowering shrub rose which, usefully for us, tolerates some shade.  I have just the spot for it!  No wonder we gardeners are such an optimistic breed.  There's always so much to which to look forward!!