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


22 May 2022


The old plant  stand had become unsafe.

It had always been very wobbly with loose and detached slats but, over time, had become worringly unsafe!   A long time ago Chris had rescued some fabulous and unusually long slate shelving which had been carefully stored for ages without being able to find an ideal spot for such long pieces.  It seemed such a shame to cut them.    After MUCH soul searching and deliberation, I decided it was better to shorten them but at least 'use' them.  Chris Genever made a metal brace and glued the now shortened slate shelves to a sealed piece of fibre board. The sealed board supports the slate and is protected from rain and weather by the slate.  I now have a very smart recycled plant table which is actually wider than the original and could also be used as a bench om which to sit.  It's now very solid and weighs an absolute ton.

  Yet another thank you to both Chris's!!

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