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


11 April 2021

Statue Status!

 Ten ton Thumbelina & Hefty Hetty have had new homes built for them! This week, we had the pleasure of Chris Genever's company and he has built each statue a small brick pier on the diagonal.  With his usual attention to detail  and in order to compensate for the sloping ground, he has built one slightly lower than the other. To complete the classy look each has slightly overhanging blue bricks.  Owing to their obese weight, we have to wait a week before we ask Chris to install these heavyweights!


As if that wasn't enough and in FREEEEEZING weather conditions, he also placed mortar in all the joints along the brick path.  Before we had gravel and despite our best efforts, it always stuck to muddy boots and was lost when the path was swept.  The arbour seat is also looking very smart as 'one' has been out wielding the paintbrush.  Hopefully next week, all we back in place.

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