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


7 April 2012

Welding Wheels Within Wheels

Salvage Art
Chris (looking after his ears!)

One filthy snowy/sleety/rainy/freeeeezing cold day earlier this week, we turned the cart shed into a welding shop with the help of Chris's trestles and builders'planks!  

Very tricky photographing a subject I can't look at!

We (yes - I did some too!) welded some lovely old cast iron wheels and some rusty old horse shoes together to make a pair of matching panels to go either side of the Herb Garden gate.

The finished panels

Although I say so myself; I think the finished results are not half bad and quite in keeping with our rustic preferences!  A creation made with materials some might even have scrapped!!

1 comment:

Ann Goud said...

It looks great - brilliant idea.