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


12 February 2022

'No-Chris' Saturday!


Unusually, it was a 'no-Chris' Saturday but, as it was so dry, I topped the grass in the orchard before setting about border work.  First up were the 2 Dragon Borders where I cut down dead perennials and had a good weed and tidy up as well as pulling out 100's of wild Hellebore seedlings which are all disease ridden and I don't want it spreading to the beautiful hybrids which are all coming into flower.  Then across to the Woodland Border to try to remove a lot of ivy - not easy to do without ripping the heads of both Snowdrops and Hellebores!

  Note to self: must start weeding much earlier!!

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