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


5 April 2014

More Upcycling

One again, it was a case of one  Chris giving us an old door canopy and the other Chris remodelling it and putting it in place!

The wrought iron metal canopy came without a roof but was a little too narrow and a little too deep.  The excess metal was shortened and re-welded and the stretcher sections removed.  The roof was constructed from feather boards with an extra central bearer fitted and it was attached the end of the tool shed above the potting bench.  The rotten ply from the bench was replaced with new and extended with new sculpted sides and even more brilliant was Chris's suggestion of using the left over plastic guttering for pot storage!  he attached the remaining sections stored in the cave above and below the bench meaning that plastic flower pots are now stored in a dry area!  It was also another excuse to get out the creosote and give all the raw wood a good soaking.  I now have the most perfect little Potting Station with everything to hand!  What more could a girl ask for (apart from a gin)?

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