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


30 October 2018

Resurrected, Revived & Restored!

Standing proud!

Critically injured.
The black arm bands are off following the surprise of the century! Chris Genever has somehow managed to repair my faithful lawn mower!!  If you remember, the deck had rotted through so the front wheels became detached! Having replaced it with a brand new Honda lookalike, I offered the engine to Chris. Honda engines are just unbeatable and as there being nothing wrong with the old engine, it seemed a good idea to give it a good home!

Not only did he repair it but he smuggled it into the cart shed without saying a word!!! When Al was asking what I intended to do with so many mowers; nothing made sense until I went out and - to my disbelief: there it was!! Patching and welding all those curves - to say tedious has to be a complete understatement. He even sharpened the blade and cleaned it!! 

I have of course taken it for rather more that a test drive and the air flow has hugely improved - so much so, the grass box almost inflates! It honestly operates just like new! Who's a lucky girl?

Proudly showing his war wounds!

Thanks again Chris!
Now! Does anyone want a brand new Honda lawn mower used exactly twice!???!!????

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