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


2 February 2018

Where there's a wall, there's a way!

Chris's wall behind the garage with its row of little black witches' hats is looking so good, we trimmed the hedge behind it sloping it back to allow in more light. I'm hoping that if Chris reads this post, he won't ask why we didn't do it beforehand and make his job much easier! We love the piers at each end of the wall but, most importantly is the curve which means that the path is wider and there'll be no more scraped knuckles when wheeling barrows past the dreaded metal boiler vent! Dave has placed in wiring ready for lighting so when we're lugging barrows full of logs, we'll even be able to see where we're going - BONUS!! When we first moved here, there was no path as it completely obstructed by overgrown hedge against the wall. 

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