Monday, May 17, 2010

English Gardening

'Lady Courteney devoted herself to gardening.The bags came out from London laden with bulbs and cuttings and soon there sprang up around the Legation a luxuriant English garden; lilac and lavender, privet and box, grass walks and croquet lawn ,rockeries and wildernesses,herbaceous borders, bowers of rambler roses, puddles of water-lilies and an immature maze'....


  1. I saw just such an English garden in Shimla! It was the garden of the Viceregal Lodge. BUt unfortunately, the drought had made the lawns wither.

  2. Great post! I always love when I find such descriptions in books that are not otherwise about gardening.