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!


25 August 2010

Al's New Garden Arch

A rainy Saturday meant that we could no longer postpone painting Al's new arch.  Well........we say Al's but it was actually the design of the Head Gardener and made up by Lanes (Agricultural Engineers at Stanford Bridge)  But to have an arch at all was definitely Al's idea.  We figured that it could depict Worcestershire's emblem of the black pear which we already had following a re-spray.  It seemed another excuse for Pear Tree Cottage to have another pear feature in the garden!

Erecting the arch and ensuring that it was exactly upright and square took a little muscle and weight - mostly all Chris's!!  The artistic and elegant curves meant there was no handy spot to hammer it into the ground.

All this was a welcome excuse to evacuate the partially dismantled kitchen.

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