Memories of the Months - Sixth Series (Classic Reprint)
by Sir Herbert Maxwell (9781330400227)

Memories of the Months - Sixth Series (Classic Reprint)
 
Sir Herbert Maxwell
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 356
Category: History
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781330400227
ISBN-10: 1330400224



Excerpt from Memories of the Months: Sixth Series 'O Mihi praeteritos referat si Jupiter annos' (Oh, if Jove would but restore to me the bygone years!) - an ejaculation as futile as it is trite, but ever poignantly present with him who has let slip opportunities in gardening. It was long before some of us dwellers on the west coast of Scotland fully realised the capabilities of our climate. We used to read about the wonderful things that grew in distant Cornwall; but we followed generally the precepts of Victorian writers on horticulture, who invariably described temperature as regulated by latitude, leaving us to discover slowly that in the British Isles winter cold corresponds far more closely with longitude. Had we but been wise in time, over what lordly specimens might we be purring now, equal to those which are the reward of timely foresight and intelligence at such places as Stonefield and Poltalloch in Argyll, Castle Kennedy, Logan, and Corsewall in Wigtownshire. The winter of 1917-18 has been of a character to test the endurance of half-hardy plants, so frequent and violent have been the fluctuations of temperature. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

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