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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17 May 2010

Planting the culvert


When not busy on hut construction, more ferns and aspleniums (also recycled) were used to fill in the cracks and crevices between the rocks in the culvert.  Not as easy as it looks!  We used clay to mould them in place in the hopes that it won't wash out until the roots have taken a firm hold.  Even reaching over was tricky and Chris did all the difficult stuff!  Finger crossed they all survive. They certainly make the rocks appear they've been in place forever!
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