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


24 October 2020

Fireworks in October!


Whilst seasonal work carries on as usual, it means more leaf clearance but more leaf colour to enjoy.  More leaves equal more colour in this garden so it makes clearing them all up totally worthwhile and, if they don't go into making leaf mould, they make perfect compost so it's a win win situation!  The Acers have been and still are utterly spectacular but we absolutely should not leaf out the Dogwoods and Cotinus!  Here's a link to MUCH more colour:

Dahlias have also produced a really colourful display and a row of chrysanths grown for cutting have done really well and provided indoor colour with a long vase life - always a bonus!

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