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


21 February 2021

Flowers in February!


Elsewhere in the garden, all the snowdrops (Galanthus Flore pleno) have recovered from the heavy snow falls and ferocious frosts as have the Hellebores although I notice that a few have succumbed to blight. The Ribes is fast budding up and the Camelia donation is just coming into flower.  The later flowering Snowdrops in the Aspen Grove are all popping up but, as yet, still in bud.  We rather like this as it extends Snowdrop flowering period in the garden.  The Cyclamen coum are in full flower as are the few Aconites.  All this reminds us that spring really is just around the corner!

In pots the Iris reticulata are all in bloom and Tulips, Crocus and Narcissus are pushing up shoots.  Little wonder we gardeners are such an optimistic bunch!!

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