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


2 February 2020

Flowers in February.

Wild Euphorbia (Wood Spurge)
Elsewhere in the garden, there are pops of winter colour in the Woodland Border with Hellebores coming into flower, Snowdrops and also Bergenias.  Wild Euphorbias are also springing up adding their acid 

greens to good effect. 

Cyclamen coum.

Under the old conifer and along the path, Chris's Cyclamen are a real show of pink.  This hardy little plant is the most trouble free and worthy garden plant.  It grows in dry and infertile situations beneath trees The leaves have a very striking marbling and unlike Narcissus just disappear when they die.  It might look delicate but  it's a tough little plant. It happily spreads and with both Coum and Hederifolium varieties, flowers are guaranteed in both spring and autumn. 

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