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


13 June 2015

Creature Feature

Sid's head

Our home made tree snake has evoked quite a response on G+ so here's a couple of photos of Sid.  He was made out of an old coil from a hot water cistern which was coiled around the bough of an old pear tree.  His head was made from a watering can rose with old brass knobs for eyes and a strip of left over copper cut out for his forked tongue.  Over the years, a clematis has scrambled up through Sid's coils and whilst we have quite a few visitors, I think he largely goes unnoticed. Maybe we should introduce a competition - find the snake in the garden!

Sid's pear tree.

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