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


22 June 2016

New Potting Shed Open for Business is a potting shed!
New, canopy, barge boards and finial
The new Potting Shed was declared open for business today. Most of the ply wood boarding has been treated with my usual mixture of 50/50 turpentine and linseed oil. Sadly, I ran out before the bottom half was finished.  A most enjoyable day was spent organising, tool shed miscellanea. The exterior of the tool shed enjoyed a bit of an upgrade thanks to Chris's eagle eyed expertise! I never really liked the lack of overhang and guttering. Chris came up with the idea of putting barge board over the tile edges and making oak finials for both apexes. The finials were made from the remainder reclaimed oak fencing and mimic our gate designs. Chris also made a smaller canopy (strategically sited to avoid any further head injuries!) with pretty brackets over the pot racks. I creosoted it today and its such a shame we can't see its amazing grain from below! (...and no - I can't paint upside down!)

Probably the world's tidiest tool shed!

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