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!


26 September 2016

Midsummer to Midwinter - Dual Use?

Swap summer flowers for baubles.

Imagine snow!

Although I made these in the summer for our Twilight Garden Opening, it occurs to me that they'd be ideal for...........whoops, dare I use the 'C' word so early?


I found the pattern in Landscape Magazine and they take about 20 minutes to make. You do need to imagine more wintry surroundings! Maybe hung on a gnarled leafless tree touched by Jack Frost's long cold fingers? Could a monochrome edit will look a tad more wintry.

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