The gardens of 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 - PHZ 8, our seasons are often uncertain and always a challenge to a gardener!
It all began in 2010 & follows the weekly ups and downs of garden work chronicling both successes and failures but most of all demonstrates the fun enjoyed by three people who regularly garden in all weathers.
26 July 2013
Summerhouse gets another makeover
After a bit of a disaster trying to paint the summerhouse in time for open gardens in the pouring rain, Brian came back on Friday and with some new paint and warm sunshine - a complete transformation!! Also Chris Genever called round on Saturday and very kindly sanded and chiselled away at the door frame enabling us to close the doors again. It was very lucky as; not only was I able to stain the bare wood but, the doors were firmly closed minutes before all the heavy rain arrived. I should perhaps point out that work on the summerhouse wasn't exactly the reason he called round but his visit did allow an opportunity for him to inspect his Dahlias and tomatoes - somehow there always seems so much to catch up on!