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


26 June 2013

Comments from the Coop

L - R: Percy, Marigold, Winifred & Sophia
The new flock are much more settled these days and don't flee to the furthest corners of the Hen Pen anymore.  They now come rushing up hoping for food - which they usually get!  Egg production is up and for 3 consecutive days we've had 4 eggs.  A large proportion of the cream eggs have had double yokes - bonus!  We have Percy to thank for those.  Before the rain set in today, Chris cut their hedge and bamboos and so at least the Henclosure is looking very tidy for the weekend.  So tidy in fact, it made us realise that these hens really do have a very large garden of their own considering there are only 4 residents!

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