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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21 April 2015

Hen Gazing & Slug Patrol

Roaming in the cowslips!



Once in a while, they girls are allowed out of their own bamboo garden and given the freedom of the rest of the garden to go out on slug patrol. Last night was one of those occasions and, as it was a sunny evening and the end of a busy day day, we sat in the warm sunshine with a drink watching them  Of course, it's a well known fact that 'Hen Gazing' is a guaranteed cure for any stress related condition!  This is particularly the case on a warm spring evening when all the fruit blossom is out and there is a heavy fragrance in the air.  Watching the sun go down over the hillside with a gin and tonic is also efficacious!



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