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


28 March 2020

Garden Lighting MOT

Dave at work.
Another one fixed!

Visitors or not, it was time for an MOT on the garden lighting system. Dave Melhuish of DSM Electrical Services - PTC's very own lighting consultant & electrical engineer par excellence popped over to work alone in the garden replacing broken lights and generally ensuring everything was in tip top order.  If we're to have the garden to ourselves this summer, it'll be nice to have everything working properly.  After all, it looks as if we might be here for the long haul.  Garden lighting was one one of the best additions.  In winter, uplit skeletal trees come to life and on long summer evenings, soft lighting bouncing off the leaf canopies is the height of horticultural romance!!

An example of Dave's work on the terrace.

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