The gardens of 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!


30 April 2014

2 Chris's Lift on the Pier Caps

Chris's Genever & Pugh
Work continued on the gates and piers.  The sun was shining and the cuckoo calling from the oak tree overhead - pretty perfect working conditions!  Hanging the gates on sloping ground and ensuring their levels matched in every way was not easy work so, in order to maximise flexibility, the hinges were put on in situ.  Having done that, it was time to get out the creosote - despite much stick from a certain builder!  Half way through, Chris P. arrived and helped to lift on the massively heavy stone pier caps.  These were bedded on a layer of mortar (which I shall be brushing off first thing tomorrow!)  We also hope to finish the 2 centre uprights and make a catch tomorrow - weather permitting.  In the meantime, my gate design has been given the thumbs up and helping to make them has been great fun!


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