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.

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11 June 2012

Jubilee Gallows for a Hammock

In between watching all the festivities and hanging red, white & blue around the garden; the folk at PTC celebrated part of the Jubilee Weekend by constructing some gallows (as they were christened!) to accommodate the 'Draycott' hammock.  With my new found skills using a router, I was able to make (vaguely) useful contributions whilst the clever stuff was left to a certain Chris Genever.  One end is the old pine tree and the other is a  telegraph pole which was sunk into the border.  The cross member and bracing are pine which, due to meteorological constraints, still await preservative.  In the meantime we can confirm that it has been voted the most convenient and comfortable seat in the whole garden!  Should we feel like a change, we can hang our little stripy canvas seat from the centre eye.  Now all we need is summer!

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