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


16 June 2016

Shedding more light in a shed!

Positioning the lead roof
Chris's (really neat!) lead welding

Heavy showers didn't stop potting shed progress today. Chris arrived with a triangular oriel window frame (which he'd been slyly making on his own!) and some rather neat (dare I even say girlie sized?) welding equipment. We dug around for some lead left overs and found enough to weld together and make a top for the the window. I did have a go at welding but alas, it failed the Genever Test of Excellence miserably  I was allowed however to cut out the scallops. It fitted perfectly allowing Chris to glaze it and it really does look a real delight. With the cleverly designed overhang, water is drained off and away from the window frame. It gives a new view of the garden, adds great character and detail. More importantly; it sheds additional light to a working area. More photos

Cutting the scallops

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