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


20 March 2023

Never Nothing to Do!!

 Never a week passes without fairly major seasonal jobs and/or repairs taking place in and around the garden.  This week, we had the pleasure of Chris Genever's company for a day which resulted in the empty compost bay being lined with reclaimed corrugated iron, a blockage in the pond pump removed and a connection tap being replaced, the potting shed door repaired, a couple of tiles in the greenhouse cut & laid and the rear door on the House for Hens repaired.

Chris Pugh and I barrowed a load of wood chip down to the Henclosure, Woodland Border path and Nutberry Noak before digging out nearly half a barrow full of Bindweed and Japanese Anemone in order to plant a Euphorbia subs. characias wulfenni Margery Fish Lambrook Gold. (Bindweed never makes the compost bay!)  I have high hopes for this plant following all the trouble we went to!! 
 With the newly lined compost bay, Chris spent the last half hour making a start on turning a year's accumulated compost into it.  Next year, the whole process begins again!

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