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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23 March 2011

Fox Strike




Poor Sandy was attacked by a fox and died from her injuries.  On hearing the commotion we immediately rushed out.  It dropped her and ran. The fox was actually seen and - in the middle of the day!  Rather than die in vain, we ate her ourselves.  Work on fortifications begin tomorrow but, in future, free roaming chickens can't be quite so free.  What a shame!  She was the friendliest of the four and everybody's favourite.  Now we're down to 3, egg production is much reduced.

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