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, our seasons are often uncertain and always a challenge to a gardener!


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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