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


2 June 2020

Greenhouse Obsessed!

Now the greenhouse is completely finished, I can hardly keep out of it!! Absolutely any excuse for another visit!! The new sill tiles are so much easier to keep clean compared with the rough blue brick and they look a zillion times nicer.  The brick walls have been painted right up to the sills so the modern blue bricks are no longer visible. And as for the's more than a girl could ever have wished for.

After my flooding debacle, Chris has fitted a full-proof anti-flooding device in the way of a two way tap so excess water from the indoor water tank is carried outside and not into the well beneath the floor grids!  Still, it was a great test of Dave's electrics seeing them all underwater and still illuminated!!  I'll probably never live it down!

Am looking forward to planting some ferns in their pockets in the well beneath the floor grids.

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