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.

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15 December 2015

Rudolph is born!




Chris has got reindeer making off to a fine art. The idea started with me drawing one on the back of an envelope about 5 years ago.  Since then, Chris has streamlined production and Rudolph only took half an hour to build.  The prototype took most of one Saturday as I recall!  This just has to be a good use of Leylandii conifer which were topped 2 years ago and make up his head and body.  His legs and antlers are Hazel.  He now stands at the gate welcoming or rather poking his tongue out at visitors and passers by over the Christmas period. These are very popular locally and Chris has been selling them - two sizes: large and small!! Funny how a scribbled design has grown over the years.




Rudolph is finished





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