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


8 June 2016

Potting Bench Changes

Gutter installation
Having replaced an entire greenhouse due to head injuries caused by low door ways, it was unfortunate to find further injuries being caused by the canopy over the potting bench next to said greenhouse!! Chris to the rescue! The offending canopy was removed and decisions made to enclose the roofed area behind the garden tool shed and transform it into a miniscule potting shed. Yesterday, we replaced the clear corrugated roof panels which should stay free from algae as Chris kindly rushed off and returned with guttering which fitted exactly and will prevent rain water draining down th corrugations. He used fencing panels for the back wall and cut them down to fit. The plan is to cover them in ply and put a window one end and a door the other. Because it's so very VERY narrow, I'm undecided where to place the actual bench but, for now, it's been temporarily placed along the side. The trouble is, there's been talk of a triangular oriel window which is super appealing but impractical with a bench beneath it. Al's come up with an idea of going asymmetrically across the corner. Dare we tell Chris?

Chris replacing the roofing panels

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