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


3 November 2019

Saturday's Sudden Succulent City!

It's as if Christmas arrived early as both the house and greenhouse has suddenly bcome home to all these beauties!: Genever succulent collection.

Kitchen window sill.
Who's a lucky girl???  Over 30 succulent plants of all different shapes, sizes and varieties has arrived at PTC all thanks to Chris Genever. How exciting is that?  Some have been potted, up, potted on and just repotted. Some are very young plants and others more mature. Those which need potting on will wait until spring. I hope I can ensure they all thrive - nervous shiver!

Many are Echeverias some are Crassulas and others are Aloes.  I think one is a Cotyledon but more research is needed. I've been busy finding pot covers for as many as I could and bringing them in the house where they can be enjoyed more readily over winter.  Some remain in the greenhouse which we keep just above freezing.  So far, the dining room, bathroom, kitchen window sills and of course, the conservatory have all benefited.

Now I need to do some reading up!!

The conservatory.
Sorting out in the kitchen.

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