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


18 July 2011

Oak Ferns & Old Gates

The Draycott Gate
Having been given a lovely old estate gate (a bit of Draycott House!), means I've now found a use for an old oak gate post!  Both have been placed down  in  'Orchard View' - just in front of the Banana Bench. Chris has promised another old gate post for the latch end of the gate.  Some of his grandfather's old chain adds even more authenticity!  We're looking forward to using the other Draycott treasures so, watch this space!

Oak ferns

We couldn't resist these oak ferns being sold on the side of a tiny narrow lane under the shadow of Hay Bluff.  We didn't get to meet the maker but he lived in the a beautifully painted wonderful old bow top caravan which he towed with a Fordson dexter.  The ferns have been anchored into an old stump with already trailing ivy

The fern maker's home

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