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


17 July 2015

Eggs for Sale!

PTC got a new eggs for sale sign today!  I bought the hardwood frame (I think it may have been a fire screen originally) for £5 from a junk shop in Wales and we cut out and painted a rectangle of ply and suspended it from 2 hooks.  Don't look too hard at the lettering: a calligrapher I may be but, a brush is much more difficult to handle and behaves nothing like a nib!  We hope that, as it's not all rigid, the wind won't blow it over.  My theory is that it should just swing to and fro in the wind. For now, it's on test and we'll see what out our customers think!  Talking of freedom, the girls were out on slug patrol in the garden yesterday but, as we have a party of garden club visitors expected tomorrow afternoon, I didn't leave them out too long because I know what a mess they make!

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