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


31 December 2023

Water, Water Everywhere...............!

Probably the wettest winter in our garden for a very long time!!! Christmas has come and gone - along with gales and storms & we await ever lengthening days & drier weather!

Garden work has been kept to a minimum as it's been too wet to barrow across the lawn and too wet for weeding.  Pruning has gone ahead as usual and where possible work has been done from hard landscaping - not to mention power washing York paving stone.  Having said that, both spring borders - the Woodland Border & the Aspen Grove have been cleared and tidied with Hellebore leaves, deciduous ferns, Epimediums and Euphorbias all cut down ready for Hellebore flowers and Snowdrops. which are peeping through as I type. The potted Hellebores are already putting on a good show.

The garden is filled with the heady scent of Sarcocca so, on the last day of 2023, let's wish everyone a prosperous New Year!

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