The gardens at 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!

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9 September 2012

Lead on the Shed



Following more work on the 'Bike Shed' in the way of boarding, I have been trying my hand at a bit of leadwork.  Of course, I was shown how to do it by our resident Saturday expert!  It was a help using his pretty nifty tin snips.  I loved the idea of making little moustaches and bows by rolling up the in between pieces instead of removing them.  The depth of lead over the windows didn't lend itself to this treatment so I made do with alternate scallops and points.

50 Shades of Brown!


That done; it was time to try and disguise the bright orange stain. Sadly it's still pretty visible but at least it now has some decent preservative!  Now - how to disguise the plastic cat flap??



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