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


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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