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


28 August 2013

It's Curtains for Cordelia


Cordelia eventually had her trellis re-erected (well after roast chicken was consumed!)  Now we need to source some caps and finials for the 4 posts.  As the smaller old posts had mostly rotted, they were replaced with larger 4" round.  Her two wing panels had also rotted and it just so happened that we had a pair by the studio doing nothing. Hopefully the ivy which does provide a sense of age, will get going again.  As it's an old repro rick stone, I'm positively encouraging the ivy to do its stuff again and, with any luck, it will cover the trellis too providing a curtain of ivy for her backdrop.

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