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


11 August 2012

New Invention

Blogger's been a tad quiet of late!  Keeping up with the mowing has been the main reason.  I have never done quite so much summer mowing!  The wet summer has meant that, not only has the grass grown at an unprecedented rate but the frequency and severity of the  downpours has meant that the extra lush grass has been longer, wetter and heavier!  A patch of blue sky and it's been mowers on the starting grid.

AGT's Scoliotic Ramp!
Dare I even mention the word weeds?  They have been just rampant.  I still have dead forget-me-nots in borders.  Thank goodness Chris has kept on top of hedge cutting so at least they look respectable.  This Saturday was a major 'weed everywhere' day and kicked off with de-dandelioning and mowing Thyme Square.  It was quite the nicest smelling box of clippings ever.  As fast as Chris and I piled up the weeds around the border edges, Al barrowed it all to the compost heap.  Quite the perfect team effort.  Al was able to test his new invention to the full! A curved and folding compost heap ramp.

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