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


11 April 2014

PTC gets its very own letterbox!

The letterbox arrived and we installed it on the right hand pier. It will (hopefully) be used as an honesty box for the egg money.  Chris built a wooden box to fit and then built up around it with more stone.  When his mortar was dry, I raked it out.  Now -here's a funny thing.  Raking out mortar is such a nice job!  Framing each stone is therapeutic as well as transforming!  For the left pier, we made a slate lined alcove.  Both piers now await their respective crowning glories which are stone pier caps but they will need extra muscle to lift them into place!

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