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


1 August 2014

Five Free Fowls go Foraging

Five go out on slug patrol and find a whole new world to explore.  As well as any slugs, they enjoyed some time grazing in the orchard.  The more greens they have; the more yellow their egg yokes.   Some times they have a few grass clippings to scratch around and peck at or an old lettuce, cabbage leaves, carrot tops, pea pods - they love them all.  The new three have really settled in and have just started laying.  Fiona Fenton (on the 2nd lowest step) lays a lovely bluey grey egg.   Each one lays a different coloured agg, that way, we know who's laying and who isn't!

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