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


20 June 2016

Bespoke Potting!

Breaking up concrete prior to digging out the trench

Tools & sawdust everywhere!
Laying drain pipes in gravel
Long shadows in a long potting shed!

How come building a new potting is quite such fun?  Well, I certainly think it's great fun - even working in the rain and putting in much needed drainage to cope with rainfall on the greenhouse roof and prevent water from overflowing and entering the potting shed is all now completed. The 'Gingerbread House' oriel window looks so quaint and having found some architrave in the barn looks even prettier on the inside!  In fact; Chris said it was his best mitred corner ever!! There were of course comments about having to move the recently completed shelf in order to accommodate prettiness before practicality!!  In my defence; it was Chris that found it and such an amazing window deserved both the extra time and the detail! Another plus is the fact that it's west facing and throws more light through the hatch and into the tool shed. Even the door has a little heart shaped window. Compact, bijou, cosy and dry - what else could a girl ask for? I can hardly wait to move in!  Potting Progress Piccies

Check out the heart shaped window!

Flood prevention!

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