Began way back in the snowy winter of 2010, this blog continues to follow the progress of an English cottage garden throughout each of the very varied gardening seasons.

The gardens of 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 - PHZ 8, our seasons are often uncertain and always a challenge to a gardener!


30 May 2011

Moving Mountains!

We've been moving wood chip - a lot of wood chip - 3 tons in fact.  Whilst most of it was used as mulch around the garden, there was plenty left for the chickens and they LOVED it!  We had lots of help from Ian and Chris but it was all hands on deck all day - phew!  As always, it was fun but exhausting work!  The raking out starts tomorrow!

Chris gets ideas above his station!
Ian, Chris & 3 tons of wood chip

As usual; it looks as if I wasn't doing anything!  One of the drawbacks of always being behind the camera!  There were in fact 4 barrows on the go - Ian was filling them all faster than 3 of us could empty them.

Since writing this post , Priscilla has laid her first 2 eggs!

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