In My Vicarage Garden and Elsewhere
by Henry Nicholson Ellacombe (9780217780650)

In My Vicarage Garden and Elsewhere
Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
Release Date: 10 December 0140
Format: Paperback
Pages: 52
Category: History
ISBN: 9780217780650
ISBN-10: 0217780652

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III FLOWERS OF SUMMER The season of summer, meaning especially the months of June, July and August, is to every gardener the most enjoyable of the four seasons. It is the season to which he has been looking forward in all the different processes of cultivation; it is the season of enjoyment; the season in which, with a few occasional drawbacks from bad seasons, or it may be from wrong cultivation, anxious preparation ends in success; the season of hopes now ended in the reality of sight, when we need no longer hope for that we see not, and with patience wait for it, but may feast our eyes on the beauties which we have waited for, and to some extent have created, and in which we cheer ourselves with the delightful feeling that our labours have not been in vain, and so we will go on the next year as cheerfully and as hopefully as ever. For I hold it as a firm article of faith in gardening that there has never been in any year what can be called complete failure; there are, of course, failures and disappointments in some parts of the garden, but there have been unlooked- for successes in some other parts, and on the whole the compensation has been great enough tostop all grumbling. But in this particular year (1900) there has been little or no cause for grumbling, because the failures have been so few, while the successes have been so many. I suppose the oldest among us cannot recollect a year in which there has been such a marvellous abundance of flowers, such healthy growth, and such richness of colour in the flowers, and such a delightful season in which to enjoy it all. It has been so all the year. I noted it in what I said of the flowers of spring, and the flowers of summer have carried on the story. The fruit trees were beautiful pictures, with scarcely an excep...

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