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


6 April 2020

Garden Tool Envy!

Top Lawn Border.
Amelanchier La Paloma
Nearly empty compost heap.

This week the bulk of our time was spent weeding and edging the top lawn borders, A bit of a Herculean task normally - however, Chris has a new garden tool in the form of a 3 tined cultivator with the single tine at the 'front' NOT the back!  It's amazing and makes such light work of such jobs.  I'm VERY envious!!  he then barrowed up loads of compost from the compost heap and gave everything a really good mulch.  All very satisfying work and so very smug making!!   

We are relieved and pleased to see the little Amelanchier in full bloom.  We have already lost one in this border and this is the second specimen - so far doing well.  Not only lovely flowers in spring but fabulous leaf colour in autumn. Bonus!!  

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