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


26 September 2020


 Following a visit to the Plant Fair at Malvern and gifts from 3 friends, we have a brand newly planted up border!! All very exciting!!!  Have never planted up a herbaceous border before or ever had so many plants to play around with. Our new border enjoys a sloping sunny south west aspect and now contains the following:



Maculata Rosalind

Paniculata Red Flame



fulgida var. deamii 


Vintage Rose

Millefolium Summer fruits 

Echinacea purpurea Cheyenne Spirit

Digitalis foxlight Ruby Glow 


novi-belgii blue

novi-begii Marie III pink


Mercury Rising

grandiflora Early Sunrise 

Tickseed Red Elf

Verbena officinalis var. grandiflora Bampton

Gaura lindheimii Sparkling White 


Bearded Iris (6)

Crocosmia (6) 

Helenium Moerheim Beauty

What a list!!  I've named them all here for my own future reference and not to bore anyone who might be reading this!  Photos to follow.





1 comment:

Kate said...

Hey! When you're writing about asters I have to ask you a question. Do you use any fertilizers for them? I have bought dozens of asters packages on in many different colors. I have hope for big crops next year and I'd like to prepare as good as I can.If you have any other tips which can help me I'm opened!