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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29 March 2013

Refurbished Cold Frames


In these glacial temperatures, they should be called freezing cold frames!  Anyway, the old recycled window lights eventually rotted through and the panes of glass began to fall out - so, Al made new ones using Chris's patent design and reinforced safety glass.  Hey presto!  Very smart (freezing!) cold frames which actually allow even more light in!  We decided to retain the original methods of securing the lights open by using the nylon ties threaded through staples in the sleepers.  That way, they can be left open both individually and/or at any angle.
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