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


31 August 2022

Noah the Mower's New House


We are slowly getting used to having Noah the Mower in the garden.  It's like having a little creature moving around the lawn!  Our concern was the fact that he was homeless and that his charging point was exposed to the elements.

Enter Chris Genever!!   We didn't exactly have an ideal selection of materials. I didn't really fancy OSB so Chris (bless 'im!) came up with some ply and some reclaimed feather board.  We did, however have a supply of reclaimed lead and (needless to say) I was keen to cut scallops along the leading edge and make lead rolls. I just love a bit of detail!!  His little daisy windows lookeven Tudor-esque!

In no time a little gem of a house appeared!!  I did come up with some bits and pieces for his mini driveway.  We used some broken reclaimed Victorian path edgers with the broken tops cut off. a few pebbles and some left over terracota tiles was all that was needed.  I made his sign somewhat earlier - an oak off cut carefully sanded and a bit of pyrographic doodling screwed to some left over cleft chestnutwas the finishing touch!  Hey presto!  Noah the Mower has his very on house!!

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