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 February 2024

Path Edging

 Here we are and February is coming to an end already!  We've had more rain and more floods and the garden is totally saturated again!  

A couple of new projects have taken place - despite the appalling weather!  Chris brought some curvy Yew branches and we edged the Woodland Border path.  A reall faff of a job as we tried very hard to follow the natural curves of the path and that meant trying the branches every which way for shapes and lengths.  It also meant moving the odd Hellebore and lots of deep rooted arums not to mantion wooden mushrooms!  Negotiating trees and water mains didn't make life easy but we used to the odd challenge!  The path is quite a bit wider but I think the practicalities of passing traffic and wheelbarrow use justifty this.

We finished it and are now desperate for some wood chip!!  In fact we need SO much wood chip in SOO many areas of the garden.

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