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


15 February 2020

Dennis Stops Work!

Smart eh!?
Storm Dennis is raging around outside so the gardeners have retreated indoors.

We're in the throws of a major efficiency drive. Indoor work has included a wooden covered Garden Book - pyrographically decorated as you'd expect!  Its design even allows for the insertion of page refills.  It comes complete with its own book mark.  It can be hung up and even has a pocket on the inside back cover!!  The ply came courtesy of Chris Genever but it didn't respond well to a wash of green ink.  Use with muddy hands will soon sort that!  Anyway, it's a first attempt so, try to be impressed!  Gone are Saturday jobs lists on bits of paper which get lost often before full job completion.  We now have the Little Green Garden Book and..............that's not all!  

The Little Green Garden Book is born!
Meanwhile, in the Potting Shed, we've installed a whiteboard!!  A whiteboard was that Chris Pugh's idea!  Sometimes we spot a plant or shrub needs moving at a totally inappropriate time of year.
After waiting 6 months (or longer) it's often overlooked or forgotten and so the window of opportunity is firmly shut until another year has passed! From now on, such jobs will be written on the whiteboard!

Fullproof as long as we remember to look at it!!

The newly installed Potting Shed whiteboard

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