Began way back in the snowy winter of 2010, this blog continues to follow the progress of an English cottage garden throughout each of the very varied gardening seasons.

The gardens of Pear Tree Cottage sit in a cider apple orchard in the green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England. It enjoys a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury & Abberley clock tower. The Teme Valley lies just over the hill and, not far away, is the Herefordshire border. Although our climate is temperate - PHZ 8, our seasons are often uncertain and always a challenge to a gardener!


26 March 2012

The BIG Clean-Up

After all the building work that's been going on around this garden, we thought it was about time for a major clean-up.  In the absence of Chris or, more to the point, his cement mixer; piles of left over sand and cobbles were removed, off cuts of timber stacked away and all rubble, cement bags, plastic  etc etc disposed of in order for our Chris to blast on to the scene with a really meaty power washer.  Even the greenhouse shivered in the sunshine!
The results were pretty rewarding and lovely new Creosote Yard was unveiled along with a new terrace.  Of course the cobbles have yet to be transported down to the pond edge but, that can wait for another day!

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