The gardens at 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, our seasons are often uncertain and always a challenge to a gardener!


2 September 2013

Winter Protection for Wood

Herb Garden fence
Genever/Thompson Gate

King Genever's Throne
It's that time of year when it helps to protect wood that's exposed to the elements and with winter not too far away, the paint brush has been on overtime! None of the wood in any of these constructions has ever had any other kind of treatment. It's all looking very smart for winter and there's a comforting smell of creosote in the air!  Having done that lot in an afternoon, it's now my turn for some personal preservation treatment - hic!
The Barn

Kay's seat

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