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 October 2011

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Phillipa's garden furniture set
Sempervivum cushion

What else would you do with worn out garden furniture? Well, since Phillipa was the only person who believed I was the only person who could make use of her kindly donated garden furniture set, I had to prove her right!  After all, it had seen better days!  Sempervivums were my idea for winter.  They replaced the summer Aeoniums and actually are much more cushion-like.  Pity the table construction doesn't allow me to sink the planter through the weave as I was able to do with the chairs.  The chair 'cushion' pots are actually resting on the metal frame beneath.

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