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


2 March 2016

Down in the Henclosure.

Portrait of Marigold

Cicely inspects the lighting...
...& gives it the thumbs up!
The 1st of March and the days are lengthening. There's a tiny bit more heat in the afternoon sunshine & the girls are making the most of it. They are a picture of health and vitality - with bright red combs and wattles to prove my point.  All continue to lay well but then as The World's Most Spoilt Chickens, it's really no surprise.  In their extensive Bamboo garden, it's an enviable lifestyle and a far cry from that of battery hens.

Our Gang of Four!

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