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

Weighty Wisteria!


Whilst working on other garden projects, Chris Genever happened to notice the the supporting Wisteria arch on the studio had collapsed under the weight of the Wisteria and was distorting his new guttering.  Following all the banter regarding the mystery of the broken gutter brackets, immediate action was called for!

Only a true genius would have thought of using copper tubing with a number of 'T' junctions to make a new one!  Having bent two lengths of tubing into corresponding arcs, he cut shorter lengths to make braces and soldered all the junctions.  Et voila! A really pretty and much stronger supporting arch for this fairly historic Wisteria.  After all this is a direct descendant and the Great-Great-Great-Great-Great grandchild of the famous Witley Court Wisteria!

Thank you Chris! 

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