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


11 April 2015

Wood Preservation

Elsewhere in the garden it's been preservation and tidying up! Most of the bare wood has had a coat of creosote including the barn and the Herb Garden fence - it's a good job I like the smell of it!!  I think I could have been a professional wood preserver in a previous life! Again, my collection of boards comes in useful for catching drips.  You might notice the Dogwood stems awaiting re-use as plant supports.

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