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


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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