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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30 May 2011

All Quiet on the Western Front

Five settle down to a life together 

After all the running battles and skirmishes, it's a relief to find little Lulu sharing a perch with two of her attackers! The lives of Lulu & Priscilla were made an absolute misery - so much so, they had to be separated until things settled down.  Yesterday, we had the first egg from one of the new girls - Priscilla, we think.  What's more - there was another one today.  Looks like 'Zach's Story' really will come true after all.  You can also read his book on-line at http://www.photobox.co.uk/my/creation?creation_id=15652740  (It's worth reading full screen)
Napping

Amelia, Bluebelle, Lulu & Priscilla



Lulu


I don't think we're far away from the ending in Zach's book!!

In case you're wondering, Black Betty skulked around behind the Bamboos when these shots were taken.  My mission is to get a decent shot of all five but, it's a tall order.

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