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


28 March 2011

Wall repairs

While fox defences were being built, the other Chris (Genever) and builder extraordinaire was also hard at work demolishing and rebuilding an unsafe retaining wall with no help from anyone.  And! Talking of curves - how well did he do??  It looks so much nicer than it did before and the addition of the clay drain pipe adds to its character as well as being so practical.  All ready for the Aubretia and pinks to trail over!
As if that wasn't clever enough, he also straightened the lamp post which did have quite a list.  This meant digging out and relaying all the granite sets around its base.  Another beautifully neat job.

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