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


30 November 2011

Another Day of Graft

The helmet is being worn to keep off the rain

Another day of work means that the stone steps are now finished and the grass which has inevitably taken a bit of a beating has now been raked and aerated.  The new terrace has now been concreted and the flag pole moved and although I think that certain persons dictated it be placed too near to the path edge, at least the flag won't get snagged on any trees!  Perhaps I should just mention that a large delivery (courtesy of the legendary Gary) of 4 bulk bags of differing types of sand, cement
Concrete being laid prior to stone paving
and rails all had to be barrowed into place at an early stage!  Much of the working areas are looking pretty messy - hence all the photos!  It should be noted that work has continued until after work most days and even by artificial lighting. 
How messy does this look?

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