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


6 September 2020

Overdue Chicken Chat

Head Gardener, Chief Blogger and Senior Hen Keeper has to admit to an oversight!!  Back in July - the 2nd to be precise, we took ownership of 4 new girls.  They arrived aged 15 weeks.  see the photo Who's Who in the Hen House.  I can report that all 4 girls have totally settled in and are happy to be hand fed.  They are all now laying well and we have eggs to spare for sale.  There were a couple of incidents earlier involving escapees but, all have now had their flight feathers trimmed and there have been no subsequent incidents!
Clara, Bathsheba, Simone & Rosalind.

The two favourites are Clara and Bathsheba as both compete with each other when it comes to being picked up!

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