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 January 2022

Up the Garden Path!!

 New Year garden work seems to involve nothing but path work - one way or another! Either re-routing paths or power washing stepping stones.  In winter York flag stones are perilous when wet as they're covered in algae and like walking on ice! Chris began by power washing the Fernery Path stepping stones.  

That was after we'd pruned a monster Rosa Moyessii and decided to re-route the Service Path around bothe the cairn and the Moyessii.  This involved removing a dead lilac, moving ferns and Pulmonarias and stealing logs from the log store with which to edge it.  All we need now is another load of wood chip!!

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