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 February 2021

All Move!!

 Despite the unbelievably wet ground, we were able to move a Magnolia grandiflora, a Pinus strobus minima and even some Bergenias - not to mention 2 very heavy statues known as Ten Ton Thumbelina and Hefty Hetty!! Instead of standing shyly underneath the trees by the laurel hedge, these two members of Chris's extensive harem now stand centre stage!  They've moved just a few yards to either side of Kay's arbour.  

I've had another idea of planting a short but formal avenue of bare root Yews either side of the path.  They can be clipped to shape small tear drops and would mean we had some winter structure. Now is the perfect time for bareroot planting also, pot grown trees are much more expensive!

From July to February - how different these 2 photos look

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