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


28 January 2024

January Jobs

 Despite the world's wettest winter, things dried up enough for grass topping last week and border preparation yesterday.  The Dragon Borders had they're annual tidy up - weeds and dead stalks removed.  

I've yet to see a bird eating from remaining seed heads or admire pretty hoar frosts on seed heads and dead stalks!  In fact, I fail to see beauty in soggy dead foliage and our birds prefer dining at gourmet feed station!  

Chris even managed to wheel up a few barrows od compost and mulch.  Plant supports were replaced, roses pruned and borders edged.  Result: smugness!!

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