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


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!

...and after!

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