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

Preserving a bit of Canada!!

Compost Guardian

 A big thank you to Simon who creosoted our Compost Guardian last week!  He's not easy to reach and I love the way he's highlighted his eyes! He was made by Chris Pugh in 2017 and is carved from a fallen  20 foot English oak tree very much along the lines of a traditional Canadian totem pole.  These traditional  poles are carved from a much softer native pine.  This was immensely time consuming and much harder work!  Sadly having finished his totem pole, a huge beech tree fell on it breaking it in two.  This is the reason that the two remaining unbroken sections came to live in Pear Tree Cottage Garden with the winged section standing over the compost bays!!  Nice to think he'll be preserved for a little longer!!

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