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 January 2021

Ginuary Lockdown!


Head Gardener has been absent from the garden whilst exploring the wilds of North Yorkshire over Christmas and arrived back to find herself in another lockdown and tighter restrictions.  When she arrived home the garden was covered in frozen snow!  Even more snow than up on the highest Yorkshire  moors!

However, today, I ventured out to see what I'd missed and lo and behold, the sun came out and I even found buds bursting! A narcissus was blooming and some wild Hellebores are in bloom.  In the greenhouse, the Jasmine is just coming into bloom - I love the way it just fills the entire greenhouse with its heavy fragrance.

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