The gardens at 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!


13 August 2014

'Sitting on the fence!'

Reclaimed oak seat

This is a seat that Chris and I made one rainy winter's day a few years ago. The materials used were bits of old oak fencing.  We reclaimed it from the hedge behind the Woodland Border.  We used the posts for legs and the rails for the seat and back.  It has that driftwood look even though none of the wood drifted anywhere! It sits outside the studio on old crocks to ensure the feet don't stand in water (thus preventing further rot) with a pair of home produced standard Fucshias (Winston Churchill) on either side.  I grew them from cuttings taken about 4 years ago.  Yes you guessed, it's another HDR image!

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