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!

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24 April 2019

Back to Work and a New Project!

Mowing finished
Having sneaked off down to Cornwall on a 4 day anniversary break, it was out of the car, change, and mow the lawns!!  Unpacking had to wait its turn and wasn't the priority! Lawns edged and mowed, time to sort the vegetable plot out.  Sowing and planting is later than I had hoped but after a few days of hard graft it's all done before the rain.  We came back to a lovely surprise - a mountain of oak wood chip on the drive.  That all had to be barrowed down to the Henclosure for the chickens to enjoy. Chris did the lion's share of lugging.

Both Chri's at work.

Trying it for position.
As well as all this, a new project was commenced!  On a 2 Chris Saturday, a plant theatre began to take shape. As usual, I was in trouble for not drawing the plans that were all in my head!  With 2 shelves for plants and the upper triangle doubling up as a dovecote - it's a dual purpose construction and will  hang on the conservatory wall where one an old Pyracantha grew,   We had some wonderful quarter sawn English oak left over so what nice material in the world to use?  We plan to make a little lead roof and place mirrors at each end of the shelves.  Meanwhile this is how it looks!


A coat of the 'good stuff!'

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