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


8 September 2020


One last look!
Phase I - colour removal!

It's that time of year when there's  crossing over of seasons.  The raised border is full of colourful Nemesais, Marigolds and Heucheras.  If it wasn't time to plant  Wallflowers in their place, I'd being enjoying their colour for a few more weeks.

However, as requested, the Under Gardener called at Keith Boulton's Heath Nursery and came back with some particularly fine young bushy plants in Cloth of Gold, Sunset Red and Sunset White.  I also dotted a few Queen of the Night tulips among them.  

I must mention that this is the best border in the garden in which to plant Wallflowers. Not only is it alongside a much used path but as the perfume is a nose height.

Laying out & planting up.
No wonder we gardeners are such optimists.  Roll on spring!!!

All finished.

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