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


3 March 2013

Trellis lighting

£38 saved!
Buying little copper lanterns for each trellis post at £53 each was prohibitively expensive.  Luckily for us, the company was selling these smaller lanterns without all the little holes for £15 and even luckier, Chris Genever very kindly agreed to drill all the holes just like the £53 versions!  Whilst we were travelling to London, DSM and gang were left slaving away and this is what we came back to.  Obviously, when the climbers put on some growth, the overall look will be much softer as the light filters through the leaves and flowers so, a little imagination is needed right now.  It does highlight Chris's clever use of some old land drains in the wall.  What a team!!

Hopefully, the bare look won't last long.

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