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


29 May 2012

Robins Galore!

Mr. Robin
Robin residences to let

Instead of showing interest in a high rise robin development our robins have chosen other nesting spots around the garden.  We have 3 nests - one under the garage window, one in the log store and one in a flower pot behind the studio.  There are 5 babies in one - we can't see inside the other nests but all parents are rushing back and forth all day feeding their broods.  They don't show any fear and have loved finding lots of grubs in the logs on the drive - sometimes perching just inches away from where we've been working and even on the wheelbarrow between loads.

There's 5 mouths to feed in here
Waiting for the next meal

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