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


23 May 2022

Compost Upgrade!

Whilst mowing the verges, I happened to notice that our neighbours had some sheets of corrugated iron in their skip.  They kindly agreed to let me have it and Chris Genever and I lined a compost bay with it.  The thing about 2nd hand corrugated iron is that his had a lovely weathered appearance.  I loathe the shiny new stuff! 

Our compost bays were made using old wooden pallets (more recycling!) We just have 2 bays and when the right hand one is emptied, the left hand one is turned into it.  We have better things to do that turning compost every 5 minutes! This new upgrade should help prevent the wood and ply rotting and preserve the structure for a little longer! Monty - eat yer 'eart out!!

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