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


29 April 2014

Maureen's Manger

Down in the Lamium sits a beautiful Victorian cast iron manger and hay rack.  It may look lost and forgotten but that's the idea. Once a precious part of Draycott and another garden present from Maureen (in the absence of Victorian stables at PTC) I wasn't sure quite where to place it in the garden.  We tried it in various places before uprighting it and placing it behind the Hut at the side of the service path. We really enjoy it's forgotten appearance - so atmospheric just lying surrounded by greenery and  naturally filled with algae coloured green rainwater beneath the shade of a couple of Acers.  A perfect secret place for frogspawn if only the frogs would spawn there and not in the pond where the fish have eaten it all - sigh!

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