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


12 May 2010

STOP PRESS: Looks like PTC will soon be home to some chickens. Chris has not only given his approval to the scheme but is so enthusiastic he agreed to take us to Hereford market!  He also came up with a plan to fence of a little secret area in Cato's Corner despite the fact that he agrees that 2 or 3 weren't going to decimate the planting.  It will mean that they have a safe area should the Head Gardener go out for the day.  A 'House for Hens' has been duly ordered from Edward Tate (see previous post)  It may mean that Ash loses a customer if all goes to plan.

We still don't know who the occupants are!  We also have Great Tits in the bird house and Ash & Jan have Thrushes nesting in their Christmas tree and it still bear its coloured lights!

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