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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26 May 2010

More new from old


New idea for Al's summerhouse  - an Austrian blind made from the old Union Jack. Now he can enjoy a sundowner and see what he's drinking!  Bonus! As the summerhouse faces due west, sundowners can be really dazzling!

For anyone interested in making a blind, the fabric was stapled to a batten already cut to length.  The batten  was first rotated (to disguise screws) and screwed to the ribs on the roof which allows the ties (redundant curtain ties in this case) to pass either side and right around both batten and fabric. Pre-drilling assisted screw insertion. Hey presto: a flag swag!
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