The gardens at Pear Tree Cottage sit in a cider apple orchard in the green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England. It enjoys a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury & 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!

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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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