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.

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14 February 2017

Paving Progress.

An uprighted gate which now opens outwards.
Curving round the buoy!

A damp and glacial morning yesterday with a bitterly cold easterly wind was exactly what I didn't need for rubbing down mortar - particularly as I had to do it twice! Somehow I hadn't taken it down enough and it was uneven compared with Chris's work the day before. However the sun came out today and it's all looking pretty good!  As we were eking out the setts, every 4th row is a line of cobbles which will show up more when the mortar dries out.

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