The gardens at Pear Tree Cottage sit in a cider apple orchard in the green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England. It enjoys a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury & 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!


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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