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!


18 May 2014

Peas but no sticks

Improvised pea sticks

Pea sowing is a little late this year owing to a complete dearth of pea sticks!!  So with a little home improvisation and the odd idea from a certain builder, we used a combination of concrete reinforcing mesh and dogwood stems (reserved following their March prune.)  Almost anything would be better than the dreaded plastic netting!  It'll be interesting to see how they hold up!  Oh, and before you ask - the variety is, of course, Onwards!

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