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


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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