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


29 April 2024



Despite this interminal cold weather,at least the ground is showing signs of drying up - at long long last.  The sun has rarely shine but when it has, the garden looks quite springlike!!  Weeding has been a nightmare as the soil has been far too wet to hoe and so the weeds grew too big to hoe!!  Now it panic weeding!!

It's been too wet to finish mulching the borders with compost and, for the first time ever, compost remains in one bay.  Having said that, the Wisteria is colouring up, the Dogwoods are flowering and we're loving the limey greens of the Smrynium Perfoliatums - all 15 of them!! 

Hopefully, we can catch up and the sun shines on 12th May!!

Meanwhile check out a spring garden medley: LOOKS LIKE SPRING!

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