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


19 January 2020

Head Gardener Goes Walkabaout!

Where does this lead?
Ardmaddy Castle.

Last week Head Gardener and her Under Gardener sneaked off to Scotland for a few days.  Yes, you guessed!  They found Ardmaddy Castle gardens again but this time by a completely freaky accident!!  January in Scotland probably wouldn't be everyone's idea of the ideal time for a visit.  We know that Scotland wouldn't be Scotland without its weather so are never put off.  In any case the sun came out and we thoroughly enjoyed having the entire garden to ourselves!  If you're ever this way, I thoroughly recommend a visit -

Impressive compost arrangements!
Worth stealing this idea!
I plan to make a scaled down version of the Alpine garden in an old stone sink that we have kicking about.  I liked the idea of the miniature slate scree.

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