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.

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18 March 2010

Compost Corner

Above: A previous arrangement!
Below right: AGT's Stylish new facility
Below: The old compost bays


Whilst the loggers were busy, Al was undertaking a construction project of his very own.  Designing and building access to the 2 bay compost heap.  He made sliding panels from decking which can be individually removed for easy access and prevention of spillage from the loading ends.  BRILLIANT!  Most of the materials were found in or around the garden and only the decking was bought. The backs and sides are made from olf pallets. As well as being utterly practical, it also looks much MUCH tidier.  No longer will excess composting material keep falling out! When he'd finished - he even helped barrow and stack the logs!!  What devotion!

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