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


1 June 2010

House for Hens

The new hen house was delivered in a massively oversized articulated lorry which couldn't get under the oak tree and had to reverse back down the lane taking some of our neighbour's Laurel with him! Erection and assembly of our the 'House for Hens' (.
was a doddle and took far less time than imagined.  Feedstuffs and troughs are awaited before acquiring new occupants.  Hopefully we shall soon be collecting our very own free range eggs.  We also hope that a few hens don't adopt a scorched earth policy in the garden or get eaten either by uninvited canine visitors or Monsieur Le Reynard!

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