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


15 August 2020

Keeping the Colour Going.

Pots on the Top Terrace.

Pelargonium Stadt Bern
It's that time of year when I wish I had 2 pairs of hands!  That way, I could dead head and water at the same time!  With this oppressive heat watering pots seems never ending and dead heading is so important to keep the colour going.  I've been very pleased with most of the Pelargoniums and very glad I propagated so many - enough to fill every container in the garden!  With garden centres being closed, I would have had a mass of empty pots and containers with  zero colour!  As well as loads of Frank Headley's which are SUCH good dooers, I've been really pleased with Stadt Bern for the sheer vibrancy of its red.

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