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


30 April 2023


Another mini completed project was updating our old garden sign post.. A complete 2 man labour of love as we inscribe the letters by using a router bit in a pillar drill.  One man operating the drill and me pushing the oak around to follow letters - WHICH with ancient and such hard oak is far from easy! Curved letters across the grain are the very worst to do!  Some letters are a tad wobbly but at least it's legible.  Unlike the letters, the distances are highly accurate as they have been carefully measured via Google earth and where appropriate, actually from building to building.

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