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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20 July 2010

How to build a dry stone wall - properly!


It was so disheartening - my efforts at dry stone walling just kept on falling down despite rebuilding it umpteen times. It was time to call in an expert. Mr Chris Genever came to the rescue and (our other) Chris and I both realised that we should stick to gardening!  It was amazing how different exactly the same stones in exactly the same place looked and, just to add insult to injury, he made it look so easy!  Worse still, he dismantled my efforts, rebuilt it in the rain, backfilled it with soil from the Studio Border AND cleared up everything in a day and a half!  Good eh!
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