The gardens of 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!


11 April 2018

Balancing Garden Jobs!

At the end of a really busy day when it was really time to call it a day and have a beer (or, in my case, a G&T,) Chris appeared with ladders ready to remove the pond pump and see if there was any obvious reason for its unusually loud noise.  As it turned out, there was no apparent fault and the following day, it was replaced and the frog was cleaned allowing the pump to work more efficiently.  Chris balancing on a bouncy extended ladder hauling out a very heavy bucket of water with a concrete slab wired to it with one hand & no board on the ladder on which he could comfortably kneel was the reason for my mirth! 

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