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.

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27 January 2013

Back to work


The Pear Arch
Following a sneaky break in the tropics for a week's sunshine and missing most of the snow, it was straight back to work as building assistant for both Chris's this Saturday.  Work was made all the harder following heavy Burn's Night celebrations (too many not so wee drams!) and reconditioning to a massive contrast in temperatures.  No whispering palms or fruit bats in this garden! Nevertheless, Chris has completed the arch with its elegant quoins and the other Chris and I erected 5 panels of trellis.  This means that we can reshape the border and replant the climbers and shrubs when the weather allows.

Keystones now incorporated
Trellis construction & muddy lens cap!

Despite the temperatures, it was nice to see that some snow remained for a our return and it was a rush to take a few photos before it all disappeared!

Entrusting a certain builder with one's camera resulted in the lens cap being dropped in the mud!  

For more photos see
https://picasaweb.google.com/100788191989823327785/WallTrellisProgress2712013

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