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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22 November 2012

Roofing in the Rain

TIP OF THE DAY:

Don't choose the rainiest 3 days for roofing jobs!

New Hennery roof


With all this inclement weather and too many wet feathers, it was decided that it was time the Hennery roof was made more waterproof!  Re-roofing from beneath using poly-carbonate sheeting in wind and rain is not the easiest or even quickest job in the world.  However, perseverance paid off and, not only do the girls have a bone dry day shelter but the new roof looks as if it's been there forever thanks to the magic of the Genever touch!  Chris's clematis (a Montana var. rubens 'Majorie') has draped itself quite elegantly over the the roof and around the ceramic nest egg on the apex.  We only took a few tiny snips - honestly, Chris!

At least the photo doesn't show the Somme-like conditions beneath!  I wonder if all this work will have any impact on egg production???
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