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


29 March 2022

Simon to the Rescue!

 It just gets busier and BUSIER in the garden!  Luckily with both Chris's down with Covid, Simon timed his visits to perfection and was kind enough to help me tackle the biggest cleaning job in the garden - the acres of glass in the greenhouse!  This is where height is SUCH an advantage as he was able to easily reach all the glass in the roof and the gables and all before the grapevine obstructed too much!  It's already put on lots of growth in the sunny warm weather we've been enjoying.  

Moving every pot out and then back in again is a time consuming and very muddling job but there just isn't any alternative.  After a lot of lifting and shifting with even more elbow grease, the greenhouse is now postively sparkling with no hint of green algae running down the glass!

Simon also painted the silver/rusty arch and having repaired the pear and undercoated it, I found some spray and 'tarted' it up to try to make it look more realistic!  The old Pear Arch has never looked so good!

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