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


9 November 2020

From a Vine to a Japanese Wisteria!


Big change around this week.  After much much discussion and soul searching, we decided to remove the Vitis coignetiae from the garage and in its place, plant a Japanese Wisteria.  After some research we've gone for depth of color and perfume and decided on a Brachybotrys okayama aka iko yama fuji.  An interesting fact is that Chinese Wisterias grown clockwise whilst Japanese Wisterias grow anticlockwise.  One question: I wonder WHY?  Actually, no!  Another question: will it have its first flower in the spring???

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