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.

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11 March 2015

Pretty Preservation!


Well I did say that we'd be busy creosoting the Pear Hut and repainting its frieze and 'Kay's Seat.' Here's the evidence.  It looks rather smarter in it's differing shades of brown  It will be entered in the this year's Shed of the Year Competition on the grounds that it is actually a 'shed' and can't be compared with many of the fabulous edifices against which it competes!  Furthermore, it was made entirely from reclaimed wood and the frieze was made from the off-cuts of ceiling and floor boards. The pears were cut out of Elm and disguise an old cat flap in the door.  The windows were an EBay purchase.  The hospital sign?  Well, it was one of those irresistible old signs that used to adorn our English roadsides.  It contains a writing desk, chair and bookcase and looks across the orchard to the pond and summerhouse.


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