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


7 March 2021

Vegetable Patch Preparations.

As if moving entrances wasn't enough, we also cleared and Chris rotavated the vegetable patch all ready for manuring next week and hopefully planting up at the end of the month.  It's always busy in this garden but now we're approaching the really busy time of the year!  All that remains in the Veg Patch are a couple of rows of leeks, a row of parsley and a row of chrysanthemums and, as always, after raking and sweeping, Chris left it looking immaculate!

Last week I topped the lawns and orchard grass - ie. cut it on a very high cut.  The Wisteria is all pruned as are all the roses and the Golden Marjoram has all been cut back and tidied up.  Yes, it's a bit of a smug feeling to feel up to date with most of the garden jobs!  Let's hope it lasts!!

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