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


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??