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


22 October 2022

Autumn Garden Work.

Fernery Path

Another perfect autumn day for garden work!!  The colours are truly dazzling at present.  I just want the leaves to hang on much longer!

Work started with planting 50 miniature narcisi bulbs brought from Fentongollen in Cornwall so we have high hopes.  Planting was tricky as we wanted them in along the top of the Fernery path - tree roots, stones, proximity of ferns, standing stones - obstacles of all sorts!  Progress was slow but a thorough jib done and a proper planting depth achieved!  Next was leaf clearance and trimming trellis climbers, the Blue Ice and all the Euonymous shrubs in the Lower Border!

Not sure where the day went but  Chris made numerous trips to the compost heap and the garden looks super tidy.... until more leaves fall!!

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