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


5 July 2022


The Dragon Borders are looking better this year.  However, a few plants still need moving about as I still haven't got all the their heights right.  The left border looks better than the right!  Not sure how I managed to get a gap in the right border!
At least they've sertainly filled out since last year.  I particularly like the bright red Monardas and Chris Genever's Phlox.  Some of the Achilleas are a bit on the floppy side and need much staking.  I'm very pleased with the steely blue Eryngiums - they're the best they've ever been.

I've never been on colour themes and prefer the riotous clash approach!

Now I need to mark the plants which need moving in the spring and remember where to move them to - or remember to look at these photos!! 

Alas, a gardener's work is never done!  Is that why I love it so much?

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