The gardens at 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, our seasons are often uncertain and always a challenge to a gardener!

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17 April 2015

The Song Thrush of Pear Tree Cottage


This indifferent bit of video wouldn't win a single prize but it's really worth listening to.   Mr. Thrush is singing from the top of our 60' conifer at the bottom of the garden.  He took no notice of me at all and when I played back my recording to him, he sang all the louder!  At this time of year, his concerts are held every morning and evening.  As from Monday 13th, he is sometimes joined by a cuckoo down in the valley.


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