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!


19 March 2013

Pugh's Precarious Pondwork!

Testing the equipment!

Lowering the pump
The weather was freezing and the wind biting.  What was Chris doing?  Re-siting the pond pump by in the icy depths in middle of the pond!!  He was the hero of the moment by lying outstretched on a ladder placed over the water - wishing it could have been rather wider!  He managed to keep his balance despite the weight of a heavy pump attached to an even heavier concrete slab in one hand!  Instead of lying on its side with pipes on view, the pump now sits upright out of sight and, hopefully secure.  Excess watercress was cleared, repairs to the frog's pipework were carried out and dogwoods were pruned.  Hopefully, the king cups and water lilies will bloom and further work will wait until the autumn.

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