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


30 December 2022

Teething Problems!


December's nearly out and not much sign of a post!!  Tut tut!!  To say life has been hectic is a massive understatement.  When the Head Gardener has 7 (hour long) trips to the dentist with a root canal infection at Christmas, it's a very poor show indeed!!

We had a couple of weeks of persitently vicious frosts before the weather warmed up by 15 degrees overnight and has remained mild, wet and humid since! At least leaf clearance is practically finished!

Exciting garden news is that PTC Garden is featuring in the February issue of The English Garden Magazine with an article written by Vivienne Hambly (author of Amazing Gardens of the World) and photographs by Ian Thwaites!! The Article is entitled 'Treasure Trove'.

Head Gardener needs a distraction like this when she has a consultation with an Endodentologist to look forward to - not to mention any following treatment!!

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