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.

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22 April 2010

First Cuckoo of Spring







HURRAH!  First cuckoo heard today at Pear Tree Cottage. It's been far too cold this spring to beat our previous record of 12th April but a really welcome sound after a long cold winter and a pretty cold spring!  Last year we had three sitting on the telephone wires simultaneously!  Listening to a cuckoo certainly made lawn edging a more pleasant job.

(This is what he would have looked like if I could have seen him!)  

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