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


7 November 2013

Watering the bulbs?

Yes!  I know it looks shocking! (sorry) Our favourite electrical expert watering a lamp post!  BUT, the electricity was off and we were trying to rule out a possible leak!  Perhaps I should say that on previous occasions, water had been discovered in the light fitting.  This results in the rest of the electrics in the house tripping out every time the sensor activates the light in the lamp post.  Conclusion..........erm - well we did establish the fact that no water is leaking into the light fitting from outside.  As for the actual cause.......all very inconclusive so, another bulb was fitted in hopes that it heats up more than the rather fancy soft light globe bulb that was fitted before and therefore rules out any possibility of condensation.  This was poor Dave's 3rd visit in an effort to discover the root cause so it's fingers crossed and - 3rd time lucky?

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