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


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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