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


13 November 2019

Thinking of Spring

I thought I'd finished planting bulbs until some Pheasants Eye Narcissus bulbs arrived late from Parkers and then guess what!  Tammy popped over from Stockton Bury Gardens to pick up some calligraphy and gave me some tulip bulbs.  They were the fattest, plumpest most lucious looking bulbs I've seen this season.  I must ask more about their origins!  I'fe always loved the Pheasant Eye variety for their wonderful perfume and their bright eye.  They're also much later than most Narcissus

Pheasants Eye Narcissus
There was nothing for it but to enlist some help (new bionic shoulder now on order!) lugging heavy pots and compost.  I'm pleased to say that they're now all planted in some gritty well draining potting medium and top dressed with some horticultural grit. Very smart. 

Roll on spring!

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