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


18 June 2023

Just June!


I've been SO busy with preparations for Open Gardens, blog posts have been few!  The garden just carries on doing its seasonal thing.  This year the roses are a real show despite lack of rain and the odd vicious storm.  

Chris's Pauls Himalayan Musk is a show stopper and nearly every visitor commented!

Pelargoniums have been planted in the dahlia border as I feel it's just to dry for dahlias.  Instead, dahlias have been planted in a row in the vegetable bed.  It will be very interesting to see how they do compared with previous years.

This week Chirs took out our little willow.  It was shading out a Berberis and we'd almost lost sight of our old Victorian tree guard.  The path to the swing seat now looks immaculate with shrubs in better proportion. 

Meanwhile, Noah the Mower is still enjoying his sabbatical as we're bothing finding time to enjoy proper stripes!  Maybe he'll be re-emplyed when we've mowed our meadow grass?

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