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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29 April 2010

Ban Polystyrene in the Garden

Don't you just HATE these awful polystyrene seed trays?

The plant roots grow into and attach to the polystyrene and cannot slide out.  The cells then have to be broken in order to remove the plants. The wind blows the pieces ALL over the garden! They can't then be re-used and therefore have to be rounded up and  thrown away!  Why are they used at all?

The only possible use I can think of for broken bits of polystyrene is to put in the bases of large pots (therefore reducing their weight) for drainage instead of gravel but I can only use so much!!!

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