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


4 March 2024


 Having been in desperate need of a really LARGE amount of wood chip for so long, we finally got lucky when Janine found a tree surgeon working locally who so kindly dropped off a load of ash chippings.  I wasn't expecting snow on the very day planned to distribute it - or an injury!  Chris tackled the job alone working in rain sleet snow even mini blizzards!  He's such a hero!

What a difference it's made! After the world's wettest winter and the old wood chip now decomposed, paths were just very muddy and far less defined.

The Woodland Border pathwith its newlog edging is now transformed as is the Aspen Grove seat and Nutberry Noak.  I even found a bag of dark bark to do a contrast path to the seat - even though this layout is only temporary while bindweed eradication occurs this year.

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