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


5 July 2016

Savaged to Death by a Fox

Savaged to death by a fox - Marigold & Winifred RIP

Yes - it's happened.  Mr Fox paid a visit on Saturday night. Marigold was silly and didn't go up to their pole house to roost and kept Cicely down below too. Mr. Fox savaged them both. He just beheaded Marigold and ate a little bit of Cicely. Somehow, it wouldn't have been so bad if he had eaten them both or even taken them to feed young but, no it's just the urge to kill for killing's sake. And, to think that hunting is banned........sigh! Al has been busy with more electrified fortifications. Before you even ask, the electric fence was on but he managed to leap over. The Henclosure is full of feathers and Fiona and Winifred are all alone! Thank goodness they had the sense to roost out of harm's way up in the pole house.


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