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!


9 February 2015

How long is a piece of string?

Despite having balls of string strategically placed around the workshop/garden/greenhouse/potting bench, one can never have too many!  You'd think that string in the tool shed would have been a must from the outset but somehow, it got on the permanent 'to do' list!  This is my idea for a redundant kitchen utensil container.  It just hangs on a nail and so can be unhooked if needed.  Woe betide anyone who doesn't replace it!  Now all I need is to steal a pair of scissors from somewhere and keep them handy for the string!  My tidy tool shed is the result of having access to an industrial hoover for the weekend, a dry sunny day and an early spring clean.  Time and daylight disappeared before I got around to cleaning and oiling tools.

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