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


11 November 2023

Path Titivation


The new Fernery Path is now finished at both ends.  It's taken a little while to find the time on a dry day to titivate both ends!  I picked out the date numerals with brick acid as I did with the rising sun.  It defined the edges making them look sharper and stand out more.

It's actually not being used too much owing to the excessive wear & tear on the grass which occurred during it's building.  We absolutely love it as no more muddy path and deadly slippery stepping stones.  The photo of the old path was taken in early autumn; by winter's end the much of the grass was worn out as we avoided treading on ice-like stepping stones!

The grass will recover in spring by which time our new path will be in full use!

Win - win!!

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