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


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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