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


2 March 2021

Pinch Punch 1st of the Month!

Both garden and gardeners have been enjoying the recent bout of spring-like weather.  The Woodland Border is filling with colour as more and more Hellebores are popping up.  The snowdrops are just past their best but the Pulmonarias are following on.

Simon has been busy and, as well as transforming the Herb Garden by painting all woodwork with preservative, he also repainted the Genever Seat!  This seat is cast iron and I just adore its intricate design and scrolls.  What is so surprising, is its E-N-O-R-M-O-U-S weight.  It is incredibly heavy.  Having said that, he and Al managed to transport if from the cart shed back to the Herb Garden with the aid of wheels somehow.  Whilst baking muffins, Head Gardener was blissfully unaware of these unauthorised manoeuvres!  Anyway well done to them both!  Chocolate muffins were well deserved - it's all looking very smart!!

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