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


11 July 2021

Hebes for Herbaceous!

 Having had quite a dramatic revamp, this new herbaceous border is beginning to take on much more colour.  We removed some old and very woody Hebes, moved the Dragons over by a yard and transplanted all the roses underplanting with Pulmonarias.  We now have two herbaceous borders either side of the Well Path that sort of mimic each other.  When sitting in the conservatory (usually when it's too wet to be gardening!) we can now see our own garden and not just Rob's lovely orchards.

Funny how the term 'herbaceous' ie pertaining to herbs has come to mean a planned mixed border containing  mixed perennials usually reducing in height from back to front.  How did that ever happen?

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