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!


9 March 2010

Back to Basics!

From tropical to freezing temperatures; it was back to work.  Chris had fixed and sealed the leak with new piping and had covered in most of the trench whilst we were away. 

I knocked the mortar off all the rescued bricks dug from the old soak away (Mmm!) and ‘cleaned’ them!! All 3 wheelbarrows full. Alas: no photos! The trench in the Bog Garden was then refilled and raked level.  We now have to re-seed the grass-less areas.

The gravel around the new vegetable patch has now been replaced - most was lost when it stuck to the muddy tracks on the heavy plant equipment.  Time to sow some seeds as soon as the weather warms up.  Until then, there's work in the greenhouse.

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