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 May 2021

Pond Pump Probs!

 Since Open Gardens, we've had heavy rain and high winds every day!! Not the sort of weather you need the pond pump to fail! Chris Genever was nearby and 10 minutes later had disconnected and removed the offending pump!  A new one was ordered and so today Chris Pugh placed the replacement pump in position and reconnected the water pipes.  We now await further expertise to return it to full service.  The garden just doesn't seem the same without the sounds of trickling water!

It seemed a tad weird to be doing the usual Saturday seasonal garden work but without the pressure of open gardens.  Same jobs, same priorities just no pressure!  Chris gave the hedges a light trim, strimmed and edged.  I planted out some Nemesia, a couple of Phlox, Scabious, Sweet William and potted on a load of rooted Dianthus cuttings.

A small group of garden visitors are expected on Tuesday so lets hope the weather picks up for them!

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