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


8 July 2013

Summer at PTC means...........

Taking 5 minutes!
...........that it's almost too hot to work and so I took a few minutes off and sat in the shade in a wheelbarrow.   Well, an upturned wheelbarrow makes a perfect seat!  Now it was my turn to be on the receiving end of much flack as Chris sculpted the box hedge around the well.  He had a rather clever idea of making it into a giant sundial with the pump as the centre and cutting Roman numerals into the box hedge.  Pretty good idea I thought!  Having measured out and placed canes to guide the sculptor, I sat down to watch the master at work!  The hedge was trimmed all over except for areas on the top which will be allowed to grow up into numerals.  All it needs now is time (sorry!!)

Slaving in the relentless heat!

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