Thursday, December 31, 2009


"One resolution Eve and I have made for the New Year is that we will keep a photographic record of our garden month by month. We have settled on twelve spots in the garden of which we shall take a photograph on the first day of every month or as near the first as weather conditions will allow. This pictorial record of the same spots at the same dates year by year should be interesting."
From: Adam and Eve in a Garden, page 202 February 1934 issue.

Good idea Adam! I am going to try to achieve the same in mine...

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Excerpt from "The Garden" February 1934, Pg 200. These excerpts are part of a diary written as part of a husband and wife banter under the title "Adam and Eve in the Garden"

Dec 24
"It has always been considered ungracious to look a gift horse in the mouth but I couldn't help looking several Christmas gifts which have arrived today in the mouth. And I shall have to perjure my soul when I write thank-you letters for them. As usual, these are from friends who are not gardeners themselves but know I am; think they are clever in sending me "something for the garden." There should be a general rule that nobody who is not him - or herself a working gardener should ever buy any tool or gadget for one who is."

Dec 26
To economise space under cover of glass, we decided that early strawberries and French beans in pots could be dispensed with - in fact are not worth the trouble and space....