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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15 September 2015

Avian Tragedy

Look who flew into the greenhouse door! What a sad thing to find.  Only the top half is glass so how come he didn't realise?
Found outside the greenhouse door - sniff.
Spring 2014
I've now stuck a bird silhouette on the glass half of the door.  Maybe he had been used to going in and out with the door open. As the nights are cooling off again, we've been closing the door last thing and opening it in the mornings.  He was found this morning at the bottom of the door with what we presume to be a boken neck.  Of all the birds for this to happen to - sigh.  The song of the thrush are so long and vary more than any of our other song birds except possibly the Nightingale and they are too rare. This spring, more than ever, we delighted in listening to a thrush singing every morning and evening.  Hopefully, he will be succeeded by other family members.  

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