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


27 January 2012

The Draycott Gate

Caught on camera again!

Brian and Maureen's gate is given centre stage as entrance to the new herb garden.  It seemed the perfect spot for such a lovely old estate gate. The gate posts were of course made by James at Lane's and we haven't yet decided on how to finish the curves between the posts and the brickwork.  The gate threshold is a row of granite sets - some of which also came from Draycott House!  More thought has been given to the centre feature and we're leaning towards an old salt glazed pipe topped with a terracotta bowl filled with industrial glass.  Of course, you have to imagine water bubbling over it and  all the glass being lit from beneath and the movement of the water over the glass etc etc etc!  Well that's today's idea!  We'll see what actually transpires.

What to do in those curves????

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