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


15 November 2023



On the 28th September, we picked up a new flock of 4 chickens. Once again we chose 4 different hybrids as we know they lay different coloured eggs and we like to know who's laying (and who isn't)!  It took 4 or 5 nights for them to learn to roost up in their House for Hens (which had been thoroughly spring cleaned, disinfected and repainted)  during which time, we were going down each evening and gently lifting them out of the trees and placing them in their new home.  
At the time of writing, they are all totally at home and definitely the friendliest we've ever had.  Henny Penny is always crouching down expecting to be picked up! 

Meanwhile, egg sales are booming and profits are up!!

Henny Penny

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