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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28 April 2015

Owl Attack.




Before winter temperatures returned, Chris made an barn owl!!!  He made it out of a block of Western Red Cedar (which had been sitting on the drive for a few weeks) using his chainsaw - note the carving chainsaw!  It was quite a labour of love and took him most of the afternoon.  The owl spent a couple of weeks in the barn drying out and then I spent a couple of afternoons sanding it before treating him with a 50-50 mix of linseed oil and pure turpentine which really brought out the grain.  For now he sits outside the barn. Does that make him a barn owl?




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