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


9 April 2019

Garden Piano?

Back to the piano! OK a Steinway it isn't! A neighbour down the lane was giving away an old upright and even though I don't play, I've always lived in a house with a piano.  Anyway, thanks to more coincidences than I have time to mention here, it landed in the Pear Hut thanks to Ian (and his unexpected hired van) and both Chris's only one of whom was actually expected.  A tuner is booked for Thursday and in the meantime I removed all panels and as much mildew and dust as I possibly could.  Not a five minute job with a toothbrush between all the hammer levers!  Hopefully if the tuner can do anything at all, they'll be fewer complaints from one's son when he comes home and we'll have a playable piano in the garden. Watch this space!

One thing we never ever have in this garden is a dull moment!!  Soiree anyone??

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