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


21 November 2011

Pam & Chris go quarrying

When a project demands stone; the very best way forward is to go and quarry your own! That's what this very gardener spent a whole foggy  morning doing!  Of course with a new birthday camera, she doesn't appear in any shots but I do assure you she was very much at the forefront in loading 10 tons of stone ready for collection and delivery tomorrow.  Help was on hand from Mr. Carter who tipped each bucketful into his 5 ton tipper trailer for lugging up to his yard and of course; Chris Genever who will be doing the building!  Whilst not exactly used to having to quarry for his own materials; he was able to make his very own selection!  I got to ride on a tractor for the first time in a few years!  This one was very well appointed and with its eighty-something year old driver was handled with the utmost ease, skill and expertise. AMAZING!

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