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!

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8 October 2014

Rain Chain in Action

Our American rain chain






Sometimes rain is welcome even when it's not needed for plants.  We have been waiting to see how our new rain chain performs in heavy rain and with today's really vicious squalls and downpours it saw some real action! Pity these aren't sold in the UK - with our annual rainfall statistics, there's a definite gap in the market.  This one is made out of copper and over time will go a lovely shade of green as it weathers.  We can't wait to see it adorned with icicles!


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