The gardens at Pear Tree Cottage sit in a cider apple orchard in the green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England. It enjoys a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury & 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!

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8 February 2010

Saturday 6.II.MMX


Pugh's Pew Project!




Landscaping of the Studio border is the design of Chris and Pam. The narrow raised border hides the wire designed to keep out burrowing vermin, uses the last remaining sleeper and is planted with Eonymous.  The snow meant that we couldn't do the usual gardening jobs and so the idea to make a seat became a reality.  The seat and back are the trunk of an Elm sawn in two.
The legs and back support are Western Red Cedar. Sweeping up all the sawdust proved to be an impossibility. The more we generated, the more it snowed!  In the end, we had to wait until the snow thawed before embarking on a major clear up.  Three wheelbarrows were eventually filled with sawdust and wood shavings!  All were used on the service path at the back of the Lower Border.  

Above: Me balancing the unsecured sections! Below: Chris gives the chain saw a rest!
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