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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13 June 2015

Creature Feature

Sid
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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