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


13 June 2020

A Gin Throne on World Gin Day!!!

Hoovering out the debris!
All levelled, filled and in position

This Saturday has had a bit of a liquid theme!

With all the super hot weather, no rain and extra plant watering, I had been wondering what I could use in place of a galvanised dustbin in which to store water on the top terrace.

Today, Chris arrived with a galvanised tank.  So perfect for storing water and dipping a watering can.  It was as if he had known!!  Really uncanny!!!  This year I've placed quite a collection of Pelargoniums on the Top Terrace along with pots of Agapanthus, Violas and a Brugmansia.  It will be perfect for keeping them all watered.
The Gin Throne!!

The big swap around.
Today we had a bit of a move around. We swapped the old oak throne with its two big blue Hosta pots with the gin seat and the 2 cast iron steens.  Now we have a seat with a much better view, a reservoir from which I can water all the pots and a gin throne on World Gin Day!  Time for a gin now - who's a lucky girl?

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