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


1 February 2021

Range Cooking in the Herb Garden!

 Whilst snowfalls, rain and floods have delayed many garden jobs, Chris Genever was able to install our latest feature in the Herb Garden!!  Yes!  A little cast iron cooking range!!  I absolutely love it and would have had it in the house if I could have found room for it! 

I found some odd bricks (always so useful to have a few spare bricks kicking around!) which enabled Chris to build it in properly.  He even made some new hinges for the oven door using some sections of copper tube.  For now, I've put a pot of primulas in the the grate - yellows, reds and oranges to resemble flames - of course!  I'll have to revisit my planting theme for summer but, for now, we need some sunshine!  

This new feature has stolen Easter Island Man's spot so he (and his hairstyle) need rehoming elsewhere in the garden............


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